New Council rule requires using official e-mail

Council members and their staffs must use use official e-mail accounts for public business no later than March 1, 2013 to comply with new rules approved Jan. 2, The Washington Post reported. The D.C. Open Government Coalition sued the Council of the District of Columbia on Oct. 16 for access to emails exchanged by members' personal accounts where they conducted public business. The lawsuit is pending in D.C. Superior Court.