Judge orders public records training for Tacoma department heads. ‘A breakdown somewhere’

City of Tacoma department heads will get court-ordered public records training after a recent ruling in a lawsuit against the city.

Public records activist Arthur West sued the city in 2016, arguing that it failed to provide records related to Puget Sound Energy’s planned liquefied natural gas plant on the Tacoma Tideflats.

Judge Frank Cuthbertson ordered the city to pay $36,800 in penalties Jan. 31 for negligently failing to disclose a fire protection study and a siting report. (Read more here…)