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I heard last night from Don Wood, the local activist whose e-mails were — in the estimation of Mayor Jerry Sanders’ office — secret until we threatened to sue the mayor and the city.
Funny that the mayor’s PR staff thought they needed to keep back public news clips. I send those out to everybody. There must be about 70 people on my water news clips [distribution] list. Go figure.
Rani Gupta, our former city hall reporter, checked in from the road to find out what secret attorney-client privileged document she’d stumbled onto. It was a memo from former City Attorney Mike Aguirre about skate park liability.
I got that memo off the city website and may have published it on our site.
I’ll share some more of the e-mails shortly. I also have a call into Darren Pudgil, Sanders’ spokesman, to get an explanation about why the city did this.