Don’t act too surprised.
Just like we predicted, Greg Fischer’s staff and his new hires at Metro Animal Services are working to withhold information from the public.
LMAS is refusing to reveal rescue and transfer information in an open records request filed by No Kill Louisville. Despite, of course, us knowing that the documentation exists in electronic form because we have them in-hand. (In fact, Metro Government has a policy of providing electronic files instead of paper if they’re available.)
LMAS refuses to reveal vaccination records. Despite, of course, them existing.
LMAS is refusing to reveal information about medication and pet food purchases and there is apparently still no accounting system for them.
But more interesting? Fischer’s crew is redacting information left and right and requiring records be reviewed in-person – with a waste of resources and time – rather than provide electronic files. And they’re dropping “Attorney General” every five words in email responses in an attempt to intimidate.
Apparently these people don’t think a legal battle is a serious risk. But maybe they should think about what’s at stake. Because we’ve literally got nothing to lose but time.
This is your government hiding information from you, folks.
P.S. Remember this ad?
What was that, again, about making your local government the most open, honest and convenient in the nation? Doing things in the open and not in secret?
Funny how that works.