San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith argues that he wants to release the information we’re seeking about the hotel-room tax increase but the law says he can’t.
Goldsmith’s spokesman, Jonathan Heller, put it this way in an op-ed we published yesterday:
Here’s the punch line: This office would like to see the information disclosed in the interest of the public’s right to know. This is a vote on taxes we’re talking about, after all. But we cannot do that under the law without a court order. Following the law is sometimes inconvenient, but always necessary.
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