Former City Clerk Sues City of Panama City Beach

The former city clerk for Panama City Beach has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the city. by Erin Morgan January 8, 2018 Panama City Beach’s former City Clerk has filed a whistle blower lawsuit against the City of Panama City
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Year in Review: PCB moved from cleaning city to tidying its meetings

Panama City News Herald by John Henderson December 28, 2017 The buildup of orneriness over ordinances that the Panama City Beach Council passed the past few years to “clean up” the beach — from declawing Spring Break to regulations on
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PCB votes down public comment misdemeanors

Panama City News Herald by John Henderson September 14, 2017 People who live outside the city limits will not be able to speak during the open comment period of Beach council meetings, but they also won’t be subject to going
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It’s called a public record for a reason

Panama City News Herald Editorial August 22, 2017 A public record by any other name still is a public record. But public records requests aren’t always simple. There are caveats to protect private information, such as Social Security numbers. There
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Experts split on cost of PCB public records

One First Amendment expert called the bills “a barrier to the public’s right of access,” while another said the costs are substantiated. Panama City News Herald by John Henderson August 18, 2017 Experts on public records law are split on
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Beach adopts stricter meeting guidelines

Panama City News Herald by John Henderson June 8, 2017 The City Council on Thursday night approved new “rules of procedure” dictating public comment and recording policies at its meetings. The new rules, modeled after Bay County’s, were criticized by
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