Some D.C. officials use private e-mail for official business

From WashingtonPost Local:

The revelation in a court filing that Chief Financial Officer Natwar M. Gandhi and a top aide regularly used personal e-mail accounts to conduct government business so as to be “non-FOIA-ble” — that is, not subject to the Freedom of Information Act — has touched a nerve in local media circles.

Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) was questioned aggressively on the matter at his news conference this morning, and he said he does not support members of his administration using private e-mail accounts for government purposes. His attorney general, Irvin B. Nathan, said in a statement Tuesday that the city “needs to make such a policy clear and in writing.”