I received a copy of the public information requests that were sent to the City of Forney for the month of July 2017. There were a total of 44 requests submitted. Of those 44 requests local blogger Denise Bell submitted 20 – 45% of them.
A large portion of the requests Ms Bell submitted pertain to the Forney Police department. Included on the list are requests for Chief Sherwin’s employment contract, a list of the entire department personnel list, information on the Forney Police Officers Association, and disciplinary reports on Pete Delgado, Mike Williams and Rocky Ray.
Ms Bell also requested a complete copy of any and all emails between July 5, 2017 and July 20, 2017 sent from,
- Shaun Myers to City Manager James Fisher and each member of the city council
- Kevin Moon to City Manager James Fisher and each member of the city council
- Robbie Powers to City Manager James Fisher and each member of the city council
- Mary Penn to City Manager James Fisher and each member of the city council
There are a few other request for information pertaining to catering, demographics of the Forney PD, and invoices from JC Graphics.
I agree that Ms Bell has a right to make these public information requests, and I also agree that the citizens of Forney have the same right to know what she is requesting.
Although we do not know what her reasoning is for wanting the information, her past track record indicates she will be using the information to “create” a story for her web blog.
A few of these requests have peeked my interest, so I am going to follow some information I have recently received to pursue some of these areas as well. I will advise when I make my requests as well as when I received the requested information.
Attached is the complete July 2017 City of Forney PIR