Fucking Todd Palmer. Super Records Access Officer my ass. He’s a Fucking twatwaffle.
There is nothing wrong with him that precludes him from doing his job day to day, hosting evening meetings and training sessions, but the moment this tard gets summoned to answer for himself and the transparency issues in the city, he develops a “disability”. And being a “disability” it all of a sudden becomes an employer-employee confidential matter… That is of course unless it isn’t real.
At the Feb. 23rd City Council Meeting Palmer was supposed to appear in, Thatcher Kezer, the City’s illustrious COO, Palmer’s disability precluded him from appearing in “this and meetings like this one”. Really what he was saying was that Todd Palmer has a fake disability that only appears when Tuesdays, when the City Council is meeting, and only in meetings he is invited to attend. Sounds legit.
To further legitimize this disability, he took a medical leave starting the week of March 15th. On March 12th we got wind of this bullshit when we got an obscure out of office message from Todd’s email.
Being this is all total bullshit, I asked FU team member Brian to file a public records request.
The records request came back, and on the morning of March 12th, Palmer was in the office tying down loose ends.
Interestingly, what was not in our response documents was the requested schedule. The city claimed to withhold one document under the exemption of personnel or medical files.
Massachusetts Public Records Law authorizes withholding of, “personnel and medical files or information; also any other materials or data relating to a specifically named individual, the disclosure of which may constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.” G.L. c. 4, § 7(26)(c) — under which the city has withheld 1 record.
Being that a public department work schedule does not contain medical or employee confidential information, we couldn’t figure out why the city would withhold it. We are not even sure that the schedule is even what was withheld. On April 21st, we filed an appeal with the State Public Records Division and today, on May 3rd, we won.
The City will have to turn over the documents with 10 days. This is another example of the city hiding shit that they have no right to hide.