Boots and Sabers has a nice post about the (sometimes) unpleasant back-and-forth that can occur when a community member tries to learn more about her local governing bodies. I’ve certainly experienced that sort of stalling tactic myself. It’s usually along the lines of
“I’d like a copy of all your e-mails for the month of March, 2007”
“Please clarify what you mean by ‘e-mail'”
Me: (sound of hair tearing)
Ugh. At least I’m not the only one.