Mayor Poe stops publishing his emails


Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe has joined City Commissioners Gail Johnson (who is running for reelection) and Adrian Hayes-Santos in not publishing emails to/from their City email accounts.

The City Commission decided in November of 2019 that each commissioner has the option of whether to publish their emails, a change from the previous policy that automatically published emails each day if they were read by a commissioner.

If the commissioner decides to publish their emails on the archive page, only selected emails are published; commissioners can easily mark an email as “Do Not Publish” or mark it unread. The commission also decided in 2019 to add a 7-day delay to give extra time for commissioners to review emails before they were automatically published.

As our November 2019 article noted, it is unusual for cities to publish emails, but there was pressure at the time to continue to do so because the Alachua County Commission publishes all of its emails, not just those selected for publication by commissioners.

At the November 2019 meeting, Poe said, ” I’m fine with the way the system works… I guess I’m just used to what I do and I manage it the way I do, and that works for me.”

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Today Poe said, “Neighbors were getting harassed using their personal information obtained via emails. It really frightened several individuals. I felt awful for them and do not want it to happen to anyone else.”

All commission emails can be obtained with public records requests.

  • Wow. Honesty and integrity in Politics again. Why have even meetings? Dear Leader knows what is best for us.
    Really? HE IS HIDING!

  • Repeat after me… HYPOCRISY at it’s finest. They, like Trump, what are they really hiding?
    Once you subject yourself to a political life, most all succumb to the greed, deceit and malfeasances that come with it.

    The moral decay of America continues.

  • the real story is : “neighbors were being harassed using
    their personal information obtained via emails”…
    what neighbors were being harassed?… i have sent emails
    to the city & mayor poe and they don’t acknowledge them or get back with me…I’m calling BS. —On another note…they should use some of that covid$ and just distribute it equitably to all GRU neigbors’s utiliity bills….

    • My guess is the neighbors who sent emails to King Poe voicing their displeasure with current policies were the ones being harassed. Kind of like the liberal congressional representatives telling their “cancel culture” followers to harass other congressional leaders who didn’t share their political views back in 2016. Well, actually throughout the past 4 years.

      King Poe just didn’t want people to realize he was the source of information to the “cancel cultists” masquerading as concerned citizens and their actions towards others.

  • which Gainesville City Commission member is working together with the most Antifa Gainesville residents?

    • -which Gainesville City Commission member is working together with
      the most Antifa Gainesville residents?

      -is the 2021 Gainesville City Commission comprised of 7 Communists?

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