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December 17, 2021

Non responsive

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:07 am

Remember the OGC complaint by former OGC member Rasheed Shabazz seeking the records of Trish Spencer from NextDoor? Well in trying to understand how helpful Trish Spencer was or how aggressive the City was in trying to procure the records from Trish Spencer there was a public records request asking for responsive records from the City around asking Trish Spencer for her records. If you had money on Trish Spencer, good government advocate, as not trying very hard to help you would have won big time.

As you can see, the City Attorney’s office asks Trish Spencer if she would be “willing to voluntarily produce responsive documents” which would have taken her all of one click via NextDoor. Instead Trish Spencer said, “nope” and gave some convoluted response which didn’t apply to her.

And herein lies the weakness of the Open Government Commission as a body. They knew that there was something really wrong about a sitting elected official deciding to not assist in the process of public transparency but because there is no teeth to the body their hands were tied.


  1. This requires the involvement of a grand jury.

    Comment by Reality — December 17, 2021 @ 7:08 am

  2. I’d say she should be disbarred, but sometimes I wonder if she really is even a lawyer. Yes, I know, I could look it up, but that would take more time than it would for Trish to release that info. Which is less time than it took me to write this comment.

    Comment by Sleepy+Moe — December 17, 2021 @ 7:43 am

  3. Someone needs to file a CA bar ethics complaint and an alameda civil grand jury complaint. Also maybe ping the state attorney general. This type of conduct is not acceptable for an elected to violate the CPRA. Case in San Jose in 2017 this was settled. Social media posts, from a private account or not, are in the scope of a PRA request. Does anyone know the process for doing a recall in the City of Alameda? Is it in the charter?

    Comment by Trish is unethical — December 17, 2021 @ 8:25 am

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