IT pilot fish working for this small California city gets a request passed along by the city clerk — and it’s not exactly something that will improve life for taxpayers.

“Here in California, there’s something called the Public Records Act,” says fish. “Government at all levels is bound by it. If someone in the public wants a record, all they have to do is make the request and if it exists we have to give it to them. We can’t charge for it, and have to serve it up in ten days or less.

“Today the city clerk sent this down: ‘I am requesting a copy of the most current IT service contract and all addendums for the city. Any contract regarding the day-to-day management and maintenance will suffice.’

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