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California transit agency changes records policy in midst of investigation
inewsource out of San Diego reports that in the midst of an investigation into a local transportation agency, the North County Tranist District, the agency voted to adopt a policy change that would direct its employees to delete certain emails after 60 days, a drop from the previous email retention policy of two years.
Despite efforts from local media and a petition from inewsource that received 85 signatures in less than 24 hours, the agency voted unanimously yesterday to shorten its retention schedule.
Before the vote, Peter Scheer, the Executive Director of California’s nonprofit First Amendment Coalition, told inewsource the policy changes indicated "either they've failling to show this to their lawyers, or their lawyers haven't read the Public Records Act."