Phoenix police officers assigned to provide security for Mayor Philly Gordon have testified in Maricopa County Superior Court that the mayor could be placed in danger if their activity logs are made public through an ongoing lawsuit.
The team’s “unscheduled worksheets,” provide glimpses into Gordon’s favorite restaurants and the names of people he meets with in between public appearances. Release of such records, they say, could leave Gordon vulnerable to increased threats if they publicize information about recurring patterns.
Now we read that Judge John Rea has ruled that Phoenix did not violate state public records law by withholding Gordon’s “unscheduled worksheets,” and has denied the request by Judicial Watch, a Washington-based government-watchdog group.
The organization sought three years of records through a public-records request, suing Phoenix after being denied access, saying the sheets could contain information relevant to his role as mayor.
Odd that Gordon has suddenly become so circumspect. Last year, the still-married Gordon spewed, via “abundance of caution” letters written to City Attorney Gary Verburg and former Chief Justice Thomas Zlaket, intimate details of his romance with his girlfriend, Elissa Mullany, who does triple duty as his high-paid employee and frequent traveling companion. In a fit of candor, the mayor did note: “We do not share bank accounts. We do not live together.”
The letters, complete with trite banalities, can be read here.
Earlier, the mayor’s sartorial redo, was given splashy coverage in the daily, complete with posed glam shot.
Now, he’s gone shy on us. What gives, Philly?