From commenter “Correcting;”
Cal, these are some questions that you and others should explore.
-What was the official process of submitting a public comment during the shutdown?
-Where were emails supposed to be sent?
-Were Jack Franks’ chairman email address or personal email address acceptable places to send emails for public comment?
-Which email address did Jack Franks forward the messages from (personal email address or official chairman email address)?
-Who were the people and email addresses that sent the emails to Franks in the first place?
-Who did Franks forward the emails to and from what address did he use?
(Sorry for any redundancy, but this all ties together.)
That’s the line of questioning I am interested in.
Most of these questions should receive a very short answer.
Hopefully you, county board members, or other curious people with FOIA know-how can get to the bottom of all this.
There are some people who think the comments were phony; that’s worth looking into as well.
Getting the names and email addresses of the people who submitted the public comment is the place to start with for that issue.
I’d also look into whether there were emails that were not read, because I heard that Kelly Liebmann submitted something that was not read during public comment at one of the meetings but was added into the minutes.
Then, who else sent unread emails, if applicable, and what did they say?
If Franks did something wrong, I would think at the very least a censure would be in order.
Perhaps something more.