Despite a judge's ruling that state law requires public records be kept for two years, the officials in Orange County have requested the approval to immediately delete text messages about government business...Read more: https://voiceofoc.org/2019/08/county-asks-court-to-let-it-keep-deleting-texts-about-government-business/
Oakland County Commissioner admitted to sending a text to her commission colleagues that said “Delete! Delete! Delete! Now.”
The County Commissioner in Oakland sent a text message to other commissioners instructing them to delete their texts evidently to cover up messages they sent while working on backroom deals to choose a successor to fill the empty county executive seat. Read more: https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/oakland/2019/08/12/l-brooks-patterson-commissioner-texting-foia-oakland-county/1993725001/
The mayor and the Fire Department chief texted back and forth over what the fire had done in a gated Ventura County neighborhood. The chief asked if the mayor wanted any specific home checked, and the mayor provided an address. Read more: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-08-09/woolsey-fire-mayor-garcetti-texts
Cedar City, UT City Council messaged about a city issue in a group text, then acknowledges it was technically a violation of the state’s Open and Public Meetings Act and reads the messages to make them officially part of the public record.
Read more: https://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2019/08/01/jmr-redmen-to-stay-on-cedar-citys-water-tank-council-members-come-clean-about-group-texts/#.XU1tNSNKiUl