As part of the city’s 2020 budget process this slide was included to tell us what their legal department did last year:
Note that they tell us that they processed 5,469 open records requests.
They seem to be proud of the fact that they got the Texas attorney general to support denying release of information on 482 of them.
They could of told us that they handled the requests so well that on average they responded within X days, thus providing good service and promoting transparency.
Instead they focused on telling us how often they were able to deny information.
We deserve better