On February 27, 2014, Interim Mayor Gloria released a memo discussing a change to Administrative Regulation (AR) 90.67. The change would require that city emails older than one year be permanently deleted from the city's records. I remain troubled by the proposed implementation of this policy as I believe it conflicts with the spirit of several open government laws. I was glad to see that you have suspended immediate implementation of this policy to allow time for further review.
I remain personally committed to preserving open and transparent government in the City of San Diego and as such, I would request that this policy not be applied to emails to and from my office and that the City IT Department retain my office's emails under the City's current guidelines for email retention.
Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.