• December 17, 2014

Attorney general orders city to release info in skunk case

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5 comments:

  • BrianSupak posted at 9:49 pm on Wed, Sep 25, 2013.

    BrianSupak Posts: 9

    City spokeswoman Hilary Shine said the building is now only partially used. The city leases the facility for $3,800 a month and is in the process of permanently relocating IT staff to a new facility. Their lease ends in September 2014.

    Partially used by who? The skunks?

     
  • UTMick posted at 5:01 pm on Wed, Sep 25, 2013.

    UTMick Posts: 1

    The Texas Public Information Act requires the City to send the request for documents to the Texas Attorney General to review the information to insure it does not invade anyone's privacy, violate attorney client privilege, contain information about an ongoing criminal investigation, relates to competitive matters for public utilities, relates to pending or anticipated litigation, or contain personal information that the City is prohibited by law from releasing to the public. Release of protected documents to the public is a crime.

     
  • SilverPirate posted at 9:50 am on Wed, Sep 25, 2013.

    SilverPirate Posts: 1

    The AG's office dictates what information can be released with and without their approval. My guess is that since the reports contained medical information due to the sickness, the AG's office had to approve it before the information could be released.

     
  • Proud Mother of an Army Avi8er posted at 9:48 am on Wed, Sep 25, 2013.

    Proud Mother of an Army Avi8er Posts: 252

    'City spokeswoman Hilary Shine said the building is now only partially used. The city leases the facility for $3,800 a month and is in the process of permanently relocating IT staff to a new facility. Their lease ends in September 2014."

    So lease it to someone else and avoid the situation...hmm.

     
  • wilcfry posted at 8:46 am on Wed, Sep 25, 2013.

    wilcfry Posts: 93

    Is the city really that keen to not release public information*, that the newspaper had to request it from the attorney general?

    Did the newspaper request it from the city first? What did the city say? That should have been part of this story, I think.

    If the city flat-out said no, what could possibly be its reasoning?

    * City documents are public information, by law.