City settlement points to better times coming

Tallahassee Democrat Editorial January 6, 2018 Tallahasseeans should feel great satisfaction with the city’s settlement of a public records lawsuit over preservation and disclosure of text messages. We’re not gloating about the agreement worked out between this paper and local
Read More

City approves landmark public records suit settlement with the Tallahassee Democrat

Tallahassee Democrat by Jeffrey Schweers January 3, 2018 The City Commission unanimously approved a landmark settlement agreement with the Tallahassee Democrat Wednesday over a lawsuit alleging public records law violations related to deleted text messages. As part of the agreement, the city admits it
Read More

City of Tallahassee, Democrat forge settlement agreement over public records suit

Tallahassee Democrat by Jeffrey Schweers January 2, 2018 City of Tallahassee and Tallahassee Democrat attorneys have negotiated a settlement over a lawsuit alleging city officials violated the Florida Public Records Act that could set a precedent for other local governments across the
Read More

Public confidence on the line in city attorney search

Tallahassee Democrat Editorial December 28, 2017 Under normal circumstances, if there wasn’t an ethics cloud hovering over City Hall, replacing retiring City Attorney Lew Shelley wouldn’t be so difficult. But these are not normal times. The FBI is investigating city
Read More

FAF Letter to City of Tallahassee RE: Security Exemption

[VIEW THE PDF VERSION]  December 27, 2017 Mr. Lewis B. Shelley, Esq., City Attorney City of Tallahassee 300 S. Adams Street Tallahassee, FL 32301 Dear Mr. Shelley: The First Amendment Foundation has received a copy of a public record request
Read More

After lawsuit, city officials pledge to release text messages

Tallahassee Democrat by Jeff Burlew December 7, 2017 A week after the Tallahassee Democrat sued the city of Tallahassee over its failure to collect and produce text messages of its employees and elected officials, city commissioners voted to proceed with a
Read More

Tallahassee Democrat sues city over deleted texts; city ‘committed to doing better’

Tallahassee Democrat by Jeffrey Schweers November 29, 2017 The lawsuit filed in Leon Circuit Court puts in motion a process where the city and Democrat negotiate a consent order to develop policies and procedures to preserve text messages and produce
Read More

City to consider text messaging, public records policy

WCTV by Mariel Carbone November 28, 2017 The City of Tallahassee will consider a new public records policy regarding text messages to and from city employees at its December meeting. In an item outlined in the meeting agenda, the City
Read More

City commission approves leave for City Manager Fernandez

Tallahassee Democrat by Jeffrey Schweers November 8, 2017 The City Commission unanimously voted Wednesday to grant City Manager Rick Fernandez a paid administrative leave of absence but will revisit the decision at its Dec. 6 meeting. The board also unanimously
Read More

City reverses course, will post FBI records on website without $22,000 charge

Tallahassee Democrat by Jeffrey Schweers November 8, 2017 The Tallahassee City Commission voted 4-1 Wednesday to make available for free all public records the city has provided to a federal grand jury in connection with an ongoing public corruption investigation. Mayor Andrew Gillum
Read More

Member Login

Forgot Password?

Join Us

%d bloggers like this: