After a morning of web research and some mild social engineering, the Hyatt staff is much more helpful than the Kentucky Retirement Systems staff, it looks like only Trustees Randy Overstreet and W. Lewis Reynolds are soaking up the sun in Florida.
If I could have just got a straight answer from the Retirement Systems, it would have saved a great deal of time and a number of phone calls to Florida, but it was still quicker than filing an open records request.
So I guess I owe an apology to those members of the KRS board members and staff who were unable to make the trip this year. I’m sure they will have other opportunities for travel in the future.
I’ll be spending the next few days drafting an open records request for some information like who has attended these things for the last 10 years. There is an art to doing such a request, you need to be careful to just ask for what you want, you have to be careful or you get flooded with a mountain of worthless redacted paper.
Anyway, I hope Overstreet and Reynolds are having fun. Who couldn’t use a little spa time.
Oh, and by the way, one board member wrote me to say they were working and not in Florida, I won't comment on the difference in working and being in Florida, but in their words they: “.....never felt the agenda merited the expense of me traveling to Florida.”
I couldn’t agree more.