Proud to thwart transparency

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


6 Responses to Proud to thwart transparency

  1. John Dungan says:

    And, how much of our tax money did they piss away in their desperate attempts to tear down more of the old to build something else we do not need?


    • Anonymous says:

      You can thank Max Grossman for helping to run up the legal bills.


      • Anonima says:

        So no one should ever try to prevent the City from doing something not only stupid but wrong, because the City will use taxpayer dollars to defend its wrong-headed policy? (Please show me where in the 2012 QoL bond proposal there was a place for “downtown arena…”

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  2. Old Fart says:

    So far I have no complaints about the city’s ‘open records requests’ procedures, and have received the data I’ve requested. If you elect to get your data via the internet it was free. If you want a ‘hard copy’ you will pay a fee. Found the request intake staff people were helpful and courteous.


  3. Small Details says:

    The word in the slide should be “Devices” not “Devise.”


  4. John Dungan says:

    Richard Wright, over on “El Chuqueño,” is sharing a survey for city residents, if anyone is interested.


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