The airport and the city would be willing to release a list of numbers of how muchthe workers are paid, she said — but Texas Watchdog countered that a list of dollar amounts without names attached to them would be of little use to the public.
B. The airport system has already published the names and job titles of at least 98 of its workers on the airport system's own Web site.
The Houston city attorney wants the attorney general's office to believe that the Houstonairports and their travelers could be vulnerable to a terrorist attack if the city were torelease the names of the people who work at the airports.If that's true, then the Houston Airport System is -- at this very moment -- aiding andabetting terrorists.That's because the Airport System has made the names and job descriptions of at least 98Airport System employees -- from the man in the front office to maintenance workers forthe airports' buildings and automobile fleets -- publicly available on the Houston AirportSystem's own Web site.A random sampling of the people whom the airport system mentions by name in its ownpromotional materials on its Web site:
Manual Martinez and Charlie Herrera, who are airport system physical plantmaintenance employees;
Roshonda Passmore, an HAS airport security officer;
T.J. Jennings, who helps maintain the motor vehicle fleet for HAS;
Willie Bingaman, director of cargo operations for HAS;
Dawn Hoffman, airport operations supervisor for Hobby Airport;
and Brian Rinehart, manager of Ellington Airport for HAS.In all, the number of employee names I found on the airport system's Web site totalled98. I am including a complete list of those names with this letter as EXHIBIT B,complete with Web addresses, so that the attorney general's office may verify my claim. Iam enclosing with this letter printouts of 10 of the Web pages in question as they appearas of this moment, on June 22, 2009. These are marked EXHIBIT C.Just to be clear: I didn't obtain these airport system employees' names by hacking intosome password-protected area of the airport's Web site. I didn't bribe anyone with specialsecurity clearance to retrieve these names. No, these airport employees' names and jobdescriptions -- and in some cases, even their photographs -- are all sitting right there onthe airport system's public Web site in the Houston Airport System's monthly newsletters,which are written and compiled by the airport system's own communications and publicrelations staffers. These public-relations-type materials were produced by the AirportSystem, with public funds, for the benefit of the public.