In August, the San Jose Mercury News uncovered evidence that a lobbyist was text-messaging thoughts to a council member during a public meeting.
Saratoga determined that the best policy was to require that city officials use the official city email system for all business, and banned text messages and emails during public meetings.
It's an issue that's been hotly contested among the city's neighbors to the north in San Francisco.
But text messages sent to and from his personal iPhone were deemed not open to public records requests, because it was a private device and not city-owned.
Jackson West figures you're going to see a lot of "accidental" deletions of data like the Bush administration's internal emails disappearing.