San Diego mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio keeps a private calendar that shows he had appointments with newspaper owner Doug Manchester in December and in May, despite his office insisting no records of communication exist between the two men.
Peter Scheer, executive director of the First Amendment Coalition, said, “Public officials have gotten smart, and they’ve figured out if they want to have communications by email that will not be discovered under the (public records acts) then they use their private email accounts.”
For more background information, please see:
- Carl DeMaio's office says no records of communication between DeMaio, Lynch and Manchester
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California First Amendment Coalition is a member of NFOIC. — eds