Another example of how little our elected officials know about the laws that govern them is item 16.2 on the Tuesday, March 8, 2016 city council agenda. It reads:
Discussion and action regarding open records requests released to person(s) and/or petitioner(s) convicted of a felony and/or misdemeanor of a Crime of Moral Turpitude.
Just talkin ya know
The agenda item does not indicate that someone wants to consider denying public information act (open records) requests to these people. The city representative responsible for placing the item on the agenda has probably been told that council cannot deny requests to those people unless they are still in the lockup.
We will probably hear some kind of mumbo/jumbo from the representative that explains that it was not her intention to break any state laws. She probably will say that she just wanted to discuss the issue for the fun of it.
Maybe next we will see council trying to suspend the laws of gravity.
Maybe we should make passing a civics test a requirement to taking office.
We deserve better