In an ongoing Northfield Issues List discussion about the City’s website redesign and recent appropriation of another chunk of change, aptly entitled:

Website uncovered or the True E-Northfield Story

Adam asks an important question:

> Is this a document that the city can legally hide from the public?
> I’m doing some research on it right now, but I thought that I’d ask.
> Adam
> —
> Adam Gurno
> adam[at]gurno[dot]com

I succinctly advise:

Send the City a request, specify you’re asking for it under the Data
Practices Act – they’ve got 10 or 30 days to comply, can’t remember which.

I get this response:

Your request to the ISSUES mailing list

Posting of your message titled “Re: [Nfld Issues] Website
uncovered or the True E-Northfield Story” has been rejected by the list moderator. The moderator gave the following reason for rejecting your request:

“Your message was deemed inappropriate by the moderator.”

Any questions or comments should be directed to the list administrator at

Northfield’s eDemocracy in action — I guess it’s inappropriate to advise someone of how to obtain documents under the Data Practices Act. Ja, and under the Bush Administration, exercising Constitutional Rights is terrorism, don’t cha know!


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