Hank’s well-rounded Public Records Request
It all depends on the aim. One could question why he didn’t ask for emails from Bill Barnum, Julie Williams, Tina Christensen, Estelle Fennell and Bob Morris, among many other GPU players. But if the goal is to get an idea of what communications are going on regarding the GPU, the 8 names on the PRA will give a peek into that, if not the full archive.
It’s hard to agree with Hank’s presumption that Arkley’s “principal object[ive] was to gauge such groups’ influence on the update of the county’s general plan.” It’s obvious Arkley was looking for dirt on his new enemy #1 — Supervisor Mark Lovelace, now that Bonnie Neely lost re-election.
Regardless, results of this PRA might yield some wild results.
Who in Humboldt County has the reputation for sending the nastiest emails to his enemies? Arkley’s raving communiqués are legend. Let’s hope the county has retained a complete record.
Inspired by local big shot Rob Arkley’s Public Records Act request (PRA) seeking emails between the county and Arkley’s political foes, Lost Coast Outpost reporter Hank Sims today filed his own (PRA).
Whatever Arkley’s aims in seeking the emails, Hank says his PRA is focused on the General Plan Update. He wants all emails between eight individuals and the county in the last year: Arkley, Arkley’s assistant Shirley Fuller, Randy Gans, Lee Ulansey, Bill Pierson, Jen Kalt, Scott Greacen and Elizabeth Conner.
“We believe this list is pretty well representative of the entire range of active political opinion on the Humboldt County General Plan,” Sims wrote on the LoCO.
Hank says he will publish everything he gets as a result of the PRA.