Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Sup. Breed Guilty of 3 Open Govt Law Violations

She's the most ardent anti-sunshine practitioner on the Board of Supervisors and her resistance to following open government law has earned her three violations at the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force.

Earlier this year, I requested all of Breed's sent or received emails and she objected that the request was too broad. The SOTF disagreed and after a number of hearings, one of which nobody from Breed's office attended even though they were required to be present, Breed was found guilty of "failing to respond to a public records request in a timely and complete manner."

Another request of mine asked Breed for her emails from the first week of March, and her office again failed to comply as required by law so the SOTF has found her guilty of two additional sunshine violations. Three government transparency violations are now permanently on Breed's record.

It's my cautious belief that Breed and her staff will be more cooperative and compliant when receiving public records requests in the future.

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