FAF & Coalition Letter to CRC RE: Information being provided to Commissioners

January 4, 2018 DELIVERED VIA EMAIL [VIEW PDF VERSION]  RE: Information being provided to Commissioners Dear Chairman Beruff: We write to express two concerns about the information being provided to committee members and the public prior to CRC committee votes.
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Groups Slam CRC for Blatant Rule Violations, Conflicts

Bradenton Times Staff Report December 17, 2017 A trio of open goverment groups condemned the Carlos Beruff-chaired Florida Constitution Revision Commission this week for numerous rule violations, along with violating rules by allowing proposals that would clearly benefit the commission
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A ‘travesty’ in Tallahassee?

Takeaways from Tallahassee by Florida Politics’ Peter Schorsch December 11, 2017 A coalition of progressive and open government organizations is again taking the state’s Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) to task, this time for “glaring examples of rule violations” and calling
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FAF Letter to CRC Chairman RE: Sunshine Issues

[VIEW PDF VERSION] December 7, 2017 The Honorable Carlos Beruff, Chair Constitutional Revision Commission 400 S. Monroe Street, The Capitol Tallahassee, FL 32399 Dear Chairman Beruff: The First Amendment Foundation received a disturbing complaint last week regarding a possible sunshine violation
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FAF & Coalition Letter to CRC RE: Rules Violations

December 8, 2017 DELIVERED VIA EMAIL [VIEW PDF VERSION] RE: CRC Credibility Dear Chairman Beruff: We write to express our concern that the CRC and some members are failing to comply with the CRC Rules adopted on June 7, 2017.
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CRC Chairman Carlos Beruff Letter in the Orlando Sentinel: “Constitution panel explains the process”

RE: Constitution panel shortchanged public on amendment ideas | Orlando Sentinel editorial Constitution panel explains the process – Carlos Beruff letter to the editor November 1, 2017, Orlando Sentinel The Orlando Sentinel editorial, “Constitution panel shortchanged public on amendment ideas,” (OrlandoSentinel.com,
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Constitution panel shortchanged public on amendment ideas

Orlando Sentinel Editorial October 27, 2017 Proposing amendments to the Florida Constitution is normally a privilege reserved for state legislators, or for special-interest groups with pockets deep enough to invest millions of dollars into petition drives and gather hundreds of
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CRC Chairman Carlos Beruff Letter in the Dayton Beach News Journal: “Commission is Listening”

RE: Don’t Be Stingy with Public Ideas | Daytona Beach News Journal editorial Commission is listening – Carlos Beruff letter to the editor November 1, 2017, Daytona Beach News Journal The Oct. 26 News-Journal editorial, “Don’t be stingy with public ideas,” correctly
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CRC Chairman Carlos Beruff Letter in the Tampa Bay Times: “Commission Listens to Citizens”

RE: Key panel devolves into farce | Tampa Bay Times editorial Commission listens to citizens – Carlos Beruff letter to the editor October 30, 2017, Tampa Bay Times This Times editorial misrepresents how the Constitution Revision Commission is actively incorporating ideas and proposed
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Constitution Revision Commission ignores the public

Tampa Bay Times by Daniel Ruth October 25, 2017 You could be forgiven if you thought the Florida Constitution Revision Commission was going to result in a wave of grass-roots populism that would make Bernie Sanders look like an elitist
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