Electronic Mail – Mark Lambert – City of Ames, IA Attorney

Mr. Lambert:

I am requesting the following:

1. The name of the City Clerk you claim drafted correspondence responding to my request under Iowa Code Chapter 22 in December 2021.
2. The software utilized to generate this draft.
3. The name of this digital file.

I agree with your analysis that this response is important as it shows the City of Ames, IA was not ignoring my request. I believe it is equally important we prove that this response exists as I never received it. I will be submitting an Iowa Open Records Request to your IT department to acquire the digital forensic information verifying this file exists and has a creation date prior to the timeframe you stipulated the City of Ames, IA provided this response.


Michael J. Merritt, USN Retired/Writer
Founder: phoenixharbor.com
Creative Writer/Musician
Information Warfare Specialist
Information Systems Manager
PO BOX 187
Newton, IA 50208

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