Are you telling me they have all been destroyed?
The email below does not exist. Apparently, it never did.
What follows are copies of my recent emails with Tami Johnson, Public Records Manager for the Pierce County Treasurer.
I’d requested copies of all communications between your office and the treasurer (apparently Renee is on Sandy’s speed dial), as well as copies of all communications between the Pierce County Treasurer and all other WA state treasurers.
I am in receipt of the above requested (1012 & 1013) public records. Thank you.
These email threads you’ve provided pursuant to my request relate only to my very recent request to various other counties for production of overage documentation.
Surely, there have been other contacts and correspondence between the Pierce County Treasurer’s Office and other county treasurer offices regarding other issues (I have in my possession at least a dozen such correspondences in which Sandra Moore is communicating with both the Office of the AG and other counties, going back years).
It is my belief there is or has been extensive communication taking place between the Pierce County Treasurer’s Office and the AG, and between the Pierce County Treasurer’s Office and other county treasurers, and I again request the public record, including all such correspondence, regarding these contacts.
Please confirm receipt. Thank you.
And Tami’s response . . .
The records I provided are those that existed in our system/files at the date you originally sent your e-mail, at which time I sent notice to the entire office placing a destruction/delete hold (copy attached) until we had formalized and completed your request. No other records of our office were found to meet the criteria you outlined (between our office and other Counties and/or between our office and the AG).
And my reply . . .
I have copies of emails exchanged between your office and other agencies specifically talking about me and my activities. These agencies include the AG and various other WA state county treasurers.
Your office is required to retain these communications for no less than 7 years and I request an immediate explanation as to why they now, apparently, do not exist.
Are you telling me they have all been destroyed? And if so, at whose request? Please advise at once as I am gravely concerned about this latest development.
Gravely concerned, Rob, that the public record demonstrating exactly what created and fueled your investigation no longer exists.
Wouldn’t you be?
In the arena,