The Colorado Springs City Attorney’s Office maintains that “the city does not have a policy for keeping emails unless the emails are subject to a litigation hold.”
In other words, emails that are subject to public view can be deleted whenever government officials decide — at least according to the city’s legal department.
But former City Councilman Tom Gallagher has a different view.
“I strongly disagree with the premise that there is no such email policy,” Gallagher wrote in the comment section of a story about the city’s policy for keeping emails.
“It is called compliance with state & federal law. I kept every email ever sent to me as a councilmember because they were public records. To hide behind “no official policy” simply affirms the belief that laws do not apply to government.”