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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Yakima County Does Poorly in State Auditor Performance Audit

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that Yakima County rated very poorly in the State Auditor's public records performance audit.

The County accuses the State Auditor's Office of lying. The State Auditor's Office did not receive responses to several test requests to the County; the County claims it has the responses and the State Auditor's Office is out to get them. Seriously. Read it for yourself.

It would be interesting to get the electronic versions of those responses (presumably they are Word documents) and see when they were created. That would establish if they existed before the State Auditor's report. This is yet another example of why electronic records, as opposed to paper ones, shed additional accountability light on government.