According to the city, 267 people were affected,but Lusk said hasn’t received any complaints.
“People try to pick out anything” to win points during campaigns, he said.
In the letter to Lusk, Krokoff said, “The use of this citizen information, and specifically the private email addresses, for political purposes was unauthorized.” The letter also said that Lusk was prohibited from using the email addresses for any reason.
Krokoff said Milton would be reviewing its relationship not just with the veterans’ marker program, but with all third parties it worked with.
“We need to shore up our processes,” he said of the city’s collection of information for entities outside city government. “We didn’t explicitly state that information is being shared and for what purpose. Going forward, we need to do a better job of that. We also need to notify the third party that they can only use the information for its intended purpose.”
Krokoff said all residents whose contact through the program landed them on Lusk’s email list had been contacted.
“I think it was oversight on my part that I used that,” Lusk said. “I purged all those emails.”