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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Public Records Show ... City Council Member Using City Email to Send "Racy" Emails

When the Evergreen Freedom Foundation made public records requests to the City of Kirkland, they wanted to find out if backroom deals were being cut.

They found something else. Apparently a city council member was using his city email account to send some "racy" emails to his girlfriend. During city council meetings. The city will now spend $5,000 to investigate the matter.

Of course, no one should care about adults exchanging "racy" emails. Whatever. But the problem is the use of taxpayer resources for this. And we know it happened only because of the Public Records Act.