A Springfield alderman is demanding stacks of documents related to messages that constituents thought they were sending to City Council members… but which were instead landing in the inbox of the city’s communications director.
The FOIA request from Alderman Cory Jobe asks for all emails that were sent to Nathan Mihelich’s inbox since last June… including those generated through the city’s website that were intended for Jobe and three other aldermen, Frank Edwards, Doris Turner and Joe McMenamin. Jobe is also asking for information about equipment and software purchased by Mihelich for operation of the city’s website.
Mihelich says that while he may have had access to those messages, he did not look at them. He also says changes are being made to the website so that aldermen get their messages more directly.