Wa.: Save Tacoma Water files suit against city over legal bills

Save Tacoma Water has filed a lawsuit in Pierce County Superior Court against the City of Tacoma, claiming the city violated the state’s Public Records Act by heavily redacting records the group sought regarding legal billing for Pacifica Law Group about the water initiatives earlier this year.

The grassroots effort filed the lawsuit on Tuesday, Oct. 18 and received less-redacted versions of the legal invoices the following day. Tacoma Public Disclosure Assistant Lisa Anderson explained that the initial documents were overly redacted in error because the request did not go through all of the city’s review processes, which would have removed many of the redactions.