“There are no records responsive to this request.”

This is the MSB's new catch phrase.  It is how they are responding to many of my recent Public Records Requests.  No explanations. No specifics.  No apologies. Just - a one line response "There are no records responsive to this request." Here are my April records requests. The theme was CONSULTANTS. And here were the… Continue reading “There are no records responsive to this request.”

Records? What records? (GPRA update)

The MSB signed a contract with Lifetime Adventures in December of 2017 to manage the GPRA ski chalet. (Photo of high school students waxing skis during a race at GPRA this past winter.) Here is the contract: GPRA Agreement with Lifetime Adventures 2017-12-28 Has Lifetime Adventures paid the $500 per month as agreed? Have they… Continue reading Records? What records? (GPRA update)

The M/V Susitna – the not so “Free Ferry”

M/V Susitna Timeline: 2002 - Lew Madden comes up with idea for a ferry to connect Anchorage to Point MacKenzie in the Mat-Su Valley & pitches his idea to the Mat-Su Borough 2003 - MSB solicits proposals for the Knik Arm Ferry Lockheed Martin wins with its proposal to "purpose-build" a transforming Catamaran with an… Continue reading The M/V Susitna – the not so “Free Ferry”

Stonewalling and Secrecy (OR, Why won’t the MSB release more information to the public?)

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough, compared to the State of Alaska and other boroughs and cities, puts very little information on its website. The MSB does not have an online checkbook or share executive travel records like the State of Alaska. The MSB doesn't post any reports from its Internal Auditor like the Municipality of Anchorage. The… Continue reading Stonewalling and Secrecy (OR, Why won’t the MSB release more information to the public?)