The City of Spokane doesn’t think so!
I finally received a PRR response for the City Employees whose private cell phone bills we pay for. We supposedly pay for the potion of those bills used for City of Spokane Business.
The question is; Because we pay for the City Business usage should we the Citizens, and the City Council be able to review exactly what City Business is being conducted on private cell phones without having to obtain subpoenas, or go to court over a PRR?
You might be surprised at how much we pay, and there is NO EVIDENCE that there is any accountability for the claimed usage.
We of course don’t know whether any of these individuals utilize their own set servers at their home guarded by SPD and utilize several different communications devices. 🙂 🙂
Here is a list of some of the more notable City Employees we pay/paid for:
Here is a portion of the contract language that spells out the public record issue:
Based upon my review of the documents I have received from my PRRs, many individuals utilize their private cell phones to conduct City Business, and to be clear it makes NO DIFFERENCE whatsoever if we pay for the cell phone usage or not.
Below you will find links to a portion of the City Response to my PRR:
You might wonder who decided that when a government employee uses their private communications devices for government business those communications are Public Record, well as the City of Spokane knows full well it was the Washington State Supreme Court.
I’m still making an effort to look into the uninvestigated Lynden Smithson case, so folks can draw a comparison between that case and “Furniture-gate” …but you know how that goes.
Below is just a sampling of …well you know what it is!
I REPORT YOU DECIDE!!!