Friday, May 1, 2015

Official Complaint Filed Over Emails





Most people who are alive in Richardson know about problems going on at city hall concerning the mayor. It seems they may get worse.


Brett Shipp of channel 8 news made a freedom of information request for emails between the maor and the developer. It seems she turned over some of the emails, but not all of them. It is not clear why some emails were not turned over. She may have just not wanted to turn them over, she may have deleted them, or any other number of reasons. 

According to the public records act there is a framework setup for document retention. It seems clear to me the emails from November of 2013 between Maczka, Jordan and a citizen asking question about Palisades would be considered by most to be discussing city business and would seem to be subject to a document retention policy where they should have been retained and produced if requested. 

It appears that Maczka is telling some people that the emails turn over to Shipp have been fabricated and she did not write or send them. If so, the bottom of that needs to be gotten to. How ever given the language used, I would think they are genuine and not fabrications.

Some things probably should be changed in email policy for the city council. 

One of the first changes, the ethics ordinance should be modified to require the city council members to use only the city email servers anytime city matters are the subject of an email. The ethics ordinance should prohibit the use of personal email accounts to discuss any city business or question involving communications. This business of using personal email accounts should end immediately. 


8 comments:

  1. I can't imagine our mayor not taking responsibility for her emails. Typical behavior but it shouldn't be surprising ...it's what we've come to expect.

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  2. Peggy Cordell BeilMay 2, 2015 at 8:10 AM

    I am technically challenged, but isn't there some way to authenticate the emails through a server or an IP address or through cell phone records if they were sent from her phone? Or do you actually have to have the computer? Did Brett Shipp show the emails to Maczka? If not, how would she know they were fabricated? Has Brett Shipp decided not to pursue this? Would love to hear some follow up to this.

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  3. Mayor Mascara is not to be believed - if her own husband and sons can't trust her from sleeping with another man, why should we believe her?

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  4. She better be careful. Att is very easy to subpoena. They will have it and every one of her exchanges. She puts forward something sworn she could be looking at Martha Stewart territory.

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  5. It's hard for me to call her Mayor. She doesn't deserve that much respect. She made a debacle of what is a respected and trusted position. I hope she is revealed to her family, community, and "friends" for who she really is.

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  6. Whoever captured the emails could have easily captured the authentication codes along with them. Laura better watch her step or she'll end up with more charges. Where's the DA complaint mentioned above?

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  7. If I were Laura, I'd gladly take the hickey from the DA's office instead of the potential Federal time she may be looking at after the FBI spends some time boring into this sordid mess...

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  8. Think the fabrication of emails is a state AG complaint

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