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Monday, August 20, 2007

"Darth Vader" to Chair Sunshine Committee--Tom Carr Responds

Tom Carr responds on Danial Lathrop's P-I blog and defends the City of Seattle's record on public disclosure. Carr explains that the (infamous) Hangartner case was no big deal and points to a December 2004 memorandum by the Attorney General's Office which he says verifies the no-big-deal nature of the case. Then Carr says the December 2004 memorandum "presumably was posted during Mr. Overstreet's tenure as ombudsman."

Wrong, Mr. Carr. Greg Overstreet joined the Attorney General's Office on January 11, 2005 (Inauguration Day). The December 2004 memorandum was written by the office of then-Attorney General Christine Gregoire. This shows once again that Carr and Governor Gregoire appear to be philosophically in sync on the topic of open government.