Monday, February 6, 2012

Hello Sunshine!

Ohio law provides for very liberal access to government public records. What that means to the citizens of Amberley Village, during this election season, is that the email address you used to subscribe to the Village e-newsletter must be given to any person who requests it, whether or not that person gives a reason for the request. I have been very conscientious about compiling my own list of address for use with this blog, and I have not asked, nor been given access to the Village e-mail list.

I am adding this quick post to give you a heads up that a public records request has been made and you may be getting an email as a result. If you do not wish to receive this email, then I suggest that you treat it as spam and mark it such, or just delete it with the rest of the junk mail you receive to your inbox every day. Please don't, however, request to have your name removed from Amberley's list. Our e-newsletter is packed with important news of the Village and you will have no other way of getting the information, in addition to meeting notices, if you remove yourself from the list.

Amberley Village has an obligation, under the law, to comply with records requests, and I know that I'm going to try my best to be patient and realize that it's all a part of living in a democracy. Once election season is behind us, so, hopefully, will be the email requests. As for myself, I will continue to collect email addresses the old-fashioned and time consuming way. I feel it is the most honest and direct way to get only information to people who want it and are interested in it.

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