01/14/16 By Nicole Rodriguez
PORT ST. LUCIE — When it comes to the ease of obtaining public records from the city of Port St. Lucie, the local government is more opaque than transparent, a Treasure Coast Newspapers investigation found.
Oftentimes, seemingly routine record requests for a single animal-control report, a traffic study and information on city-employee retirement plans drag on for upwards of three months, the investigation found.
As part of the investigation, Treasure Coast Newspapers asked the city for details on all public-record requests since 2014. It took 75 days for the city to fulfill the request. St. Lucie County, after a similar request from the newspaper, provided a list the next day. [Read More]