Garden Grove city manager delays producing public calendar

From Voice of OC:  Garden Grove city officials are delaying the inspection of public records after Voice of OC requested to view the public calendar of its city manager, Matthew J. Fertal.

City staff are now saying that the city has 10 days to determine whether the document is public information.

Voice of OC asked for access to Fertal’s calendar Tuesday morning and was told by his assistant, at the instruction of City Attorney Tom Nixon, that the request for this document must be submitted in writing, which would give the city up to 10 days to respond.

When his assistant was asked the reason why the calendar could not be produced immediately, Fertal, who was passing by, approached the reporter from behind the counter and said, “You already got your answer” and “Stop harassing my employees.”

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