The administrative regulation that city emails will be saved for only one year is an abomination that — supposedly — Mayor Faulconer will cock an eyebrow at. (There is some skepticism about whether he will block the action.)
To no one's surprise, city attorney Jan Goldsmith signed the document, and his office may have penned it. Goldsmith has much to hide.
But look at the other officials who signed the administrative regulation, dated February 14, 2014: then–interim mayor Todd Gloria; Andrea Tevlin, independent budget analyst; Stacey Fulhorst, ethics commissioner director; and among others, Eduardo Luna, auditor.
The document was procured through a Public Records Act request by Pat Flannery. Says Flannery, "Goldsmith is widely considered a politician, but Eduardo Luna and Stacey Fulhorst should be very protective of records to do their jobs. So, who has such control over these officials?"