From City Hall: “Tom, Attached is the third installment of records in response to your May 10, 2013 request for “copies of all electronic communication (‘emails’) for the period of Sept. 1, 2012 through May 10, 2013 between (‘sent’ and ‘received’) the Daily World and North Coast News and all elected Ocean Shores officials and all ‘Exempt Employees’ of Ocean Shores.
“While there appears to be blank pages in the second email of this attachment, nothing was omitted. The original documents were scanned on both sides, so these pages that appear to be blank are actually just the back sides of the previous pages. This is the way they appeared in the original attachment.”
Consider the process, reader/taxpayer: I ask for emails; City Hall gathers the emails; City Hall prints the emails; City Hall scans the emails; City Hall emails the scanned emails to me.
And then, of course, City Hall whines about how time-consuming public records requests are!
Can anyone perhaps see a more efficient way that City Hall could have satisfied this request? Best answer gets 100 bonus points in your Ocean Shores Oligarchy board game.