Something that may be of interest to government watchers in Edmonds: a ruling in Snohomish County Superior Court last week in a case involving Edmonds resident Finis Tupper, who had alleged that the city didn’t respond adequately to his request for public records related to the Edmonds Crossing Project. (Edmonds Crossing, which would have involved relocating the Edmonds ferry terminal south of the existing site, is currently on hold.) The court ruling, issued Wednesday, March 16, stated that the City provided in a timely manner all records that Tupper had requested.
According to court documents, Tupper had requested the records on Nov. 24, 2009, and the City responded on Dec. 11. Tupper then modified his records request on Jan. 10, 2010, and the city’s response came on Jan. 26, 2010. “The City made available to Plaintiff (Tupper) all known records responsive to Plaintiff’s January 8, 2010, modified/clarified request” after it had “performed an exhaustive search of 20 bankers boxes of materials,” the court said. “The estimate of time provided by the City was a reasonable period of time to conduct such search and to make the responsive records available,” the court said.
The court also noted that Tupper “has accepted the City’s invitation to inspect records related to the Edmonds Crossing project.”