Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a suit Monday against San Antonio over the city’s decision to exclude Chick-fil-A from its airport and to compel the city to hand over documents related to its decision.
Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a petition in Travis County District Court as part of his office’s investigation into the exclusion of the fast-food chain. His office has been investigating since March what he claims is discrimination against Chick-fil-A.
Paxton’s office made a public records request to the city on April 11, requesting communications between councilmembers, city employees and third parties that discussed Chick-fil-A. His request also asked for calendars, records of councilmember meetings, and any internal communications among city employees on Chick-fil-A.
The city refused to comply with the request claiming an exemption to disclose the documents.
The Public Information Act ensures that “the people, in delegating authority, do not give their public servants the right to decide what is good for the people to know and what is not good for them to know,” the attorney general’s office said in a media release. “Nevertheless, the city of San Antonio has refused to comply with the Office of the Attorney General’s investigation, instead claiming an exemption to disclosure.” read more