56 days after my third e-mail request, and
92 days after I first asked in person,
Pittsburgh's Ethics Board is still refusing to release its secret memo from the City Law Department. The secret? The Law Department's advice on how to obey Pennsylvania's Sunshine Act--the law mandating that meetings be open to the public.
My fourth request was answered within two hours on Friday--not by the Ethics Board itself--but by City Solicitor George Specter.
You can read Specter's letter below, in a separate post. Soon, I'll be blogging a closer look at the elements of the Law Department's response...and how it relates to the issues raised in my requests.
Saturday, January 12, 2008