Friday, July 30, 2010
Ms. Tingstrom told Mr. Clements he would have to file a bonafide public records request with Ms. Angie Sillonis, Communications Officer for Canyon County. All of this run around does not pass the smell test for such a reasonable request and surely it does nothing to promote transparency of government.
Here is the letter Mr. Clements sent into Ms. Sillonis:
July 30, 2010
Canyon County Commissioners Office
I requested a copy of the application I submitted for a booth at the Canyon County Fair from Ellen
Tingstrom at the Fair Board Office. I also requested a copy of the application submitted for a booth by
the people who are promoting "yes" on the Jail Bond Election. She informed me that I would have to
get these documents through you. I am hereby requesting you send me these two applications.
7326 Rim Road
The county is allowed three business days to answer Mr. Clements in this matter. Sadly, the fair as well as the election will be over. All this makes the case that nepotism is not tolerated unless you are a friend or a relative. Mr. Clements should have received the answer to this simple question immediately if not sooner.
Here's link to the story as reported by TV 6 News Fair Booth Application Dates In Question
Final note: THE GUARDIAN called Ms. Tingstrom to lobby for Mr. Clements to get his booth space at the fair one day after his request was submitted. Ms. Tingstrom said she had four applications and two spots left. It appears the YES people got one and Mr. Clements did not. You can make you own decision on just how fair the Fair was in this matter.
Posted by Paul Alldredge at 5:04 PM