Oct 21, 2015

FOPB FOAAs Rockland city officials' phone records.

On October 2, 2015 Friends of Penobscot Bay filed FOAA  requests with five Rockland officials for their phone records, ie. ...public records detailing all your city-related desk phone and cellphone/smartphone useage for the period of August 1, 2015 through October 13, 2015. If you were using a personal cellphone or other device during that time in lieu of or in addition to the city-supplied phones for transacting public business, verbally or by text, we ask that you supply the relevant public records from that as well."

On October 19, 2015  city attorney Kevin Beal wrote back   claiming that:
1. half of the requested records don't exist [wrong]
2. The other half are so mixed together  with private messages that it will take 60 hours of intensive steady labor at $15 dollars per hour for the five persons to look through their two most recent phone bills.  $885.00 payment will be required up front.  Huh? What?  

Rockland FOAA phone requests
10/2/15 FOAA phone records request to Rockland city attorney Kevin Beal_phone

10/2/15 FOAA phone records request to Rockland city council member Larry Pritchett

10/2/15 FOAA phone records request to Rockland waste water treatment operator Terry Pinto

1012/15 FOAA phone records request to Rockland econ development staffer Caler Bell

10/2/15 FOAA phone records request to Rockland city manager Jim Chaousis

ROCKLAND FOAA RESPONSE
101915 Kevin Beal's response

NEXT STEP:  stay tuned!



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