Wow, that situation with #PHill City Clerk @KimLehmkuhl and @twitter sure is, like, messed up!
Where are the #minutes???? Looks like all she does is @twitter from @KimPHClerk! at #PHmtgs,
@KimPHClerk: "I owe a million of them." #phmtg minutes
@KimPHClerk: "I didn't run for this job to be a stenographer." !!LOL!! What's a #clerk?
Like, how can @KimLehmkuhl like not keep any #PHmtg #minutes & still get $7K for doing her part-time job???
Twitter's cool, dude, but it is no substitute for the #minutes @KimLehmkuhl skipped. That kinda makes me LOL!
When @lisa_p_white wrote about that stuff @KimLehmkuhl said her, like tweets were the job.
Tweets are the new #minutes? No way!
By Tuesday, @KimPHClerk had sent 2,178 tweets. Cool! But no #minutes? Major #uncool!
Now, when a nice person, all #civicminded @MaryFouts, goes #PRA for @KimLehmkuhl's tweets, she got a #No!!
@KimPHClerk says her tweets aren't #publicrecords !!! More LOL!!!
RT: @KimPHClerk: "I ran for this job because I do believe in government transparency." LOL!!! But #PRA? #NOPE!
RT: @KimPHClerk: "tweets are mine alone; no one at (#PHill) controls/uses... condones them They exist apart from any official recordkeeping"
Really? Maybe #duplicity???
#Thecourts may, soon, get this right. Cool! Standard ought to be, the #message is what matters, not how it's sent, even a tweet.
Like #bigcase on private communications to do #PublicBiz headed for #CourtofAppeal out of #SanJose.
In #PH, @MaryFouts is absolutely, like, right! @KimPHClerk getting all into technical excuses.
When a #PublicOfficial like @KimPHClerk communicates, it's #publicrecord!!
@KimPHClerk wants it both ways. Tweets from #PHmtg, she says tweets aren't public record??? That's just #wrong.
But wait! It #getsworse.
@KimPHClerk seems to dislike @MaryFouts & other critics very much.
@MaryFouts sends long email to #media saying @KimPHClerk mocks her #SiezureDisorder in tweets.
RT: @KimPHClerk: "I, um, you modified a um, slide from the last um, yes you did, about the um, road..."
#Whateverthatmeans! @MaryFouts says it's @KimPHClerk mocking her disorder as she speaks to #PHCouncil.
@MaryFouts says in email, "It truly saddens me to see that I am taunted/ridiculed by a should-be-neutral public official."
@KimPHClerk tweets about "unintelligible" speaker.
@KimPHClerk super uncool. Now she looks like a mean-spirited #Buffoon.
@MaryFouts wants #goodgovernment & get all mocked on @twitter by the #clerk.
@MaryFouts not backing down, though. Standing up for transparent, understandable, government.
@MaryFouts: "I am prepared to file suit in & Superior Court to force your compliance"
You go girl! @MaryFouts
@KimPHClerk? #recall! #recall! #recall! #recall!
Thomas Peele is an investigative reporter for this newspaper and teaches public records at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. He is also co-chair of the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California Chapter, Freedom of Information Committee. Reach him at email@example.com. Follow him at Twitter.com/thomas_peele.