If only there were a fairy godmother ushering poor government workers through the arduous task of responding to public records requests. Unfortunately for the city and county of San Francisco, and lots of upstanding local governments like them, no such creature exists (as far as we know).
Not even for “voluminous” requests, as San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera termed one made more than a year ago by Prison Legal News and its lawyer, Sanford Jay Rosen of Rosen, Bien & Galvan.
With a voracious appetite for documents unsated by Herrera’s office, the monthly magazine today sued the city and county of San Francisco, the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department, the sheriff, and Herrera in San Francisco Superior Court. They just want their documents, people — how hard can a little bit (and by “little bit” we mean “an alarming amount”) of photocopying be? Shouldn’t there be a law governing this?
How to drive Dennis Herrera nuts, after the jump.