“Lately, someone has been forwarding council emails to people in the media,” Herpin wrote in an email to City Council members, council Administrator Aimee Cox, council communications specialist Vicki Gomes and two council staffers.
“While I understand there is no expectation of privacy (even given the confidentiality statement at the bottom of my emails) when we send an email, professionalism would dictate that the person forwarding these emails would at least have the courtesy of letting us know so we are not “blindsided” when Chacon calls up and asks for a comment about what was said in an email or it appears in print the next day,” he wrote.
The subject line in the email was: “Really?”
And Herpin forwarded the email to The Gazette.
“PS: I’ll save you the trouble of forwarding this email to Chacon,” Herpin wrote.
The leaked email that sparked Herpin’s lecture involved the monthly Mayor’s Counsel meetings and discussions among council members about holding them on a quarterly basis. Read more about that story here.
“Recently, (the meetings) have mostly been a chance for the executive to try to get the legislative to do something in front of the media and civic leaders without having to come to council meeting,” Herpin in the leaked email.