A Tampa city council member has been sued over the public records law. As Charlie Frago of the Tampa Bay Times reports, a development consultant claims council member John Dingfelder failed to respond to a public records requests, supplying only some of the requested emails. Read the complaint here.
Former Miami Herald managing editor, Pete Weitzel has become the 16th inductee into the State Open Government Hall of Fame. Known as the “Heroes of the Fifty States,” the Open Government Hall of Fame is a joint initiative of the National Freedom of Information Coalition (NFOIC) and the Society of Professional Journalists. Inductees are recognized […]
Score another win for open government over secrecy. In a sharp turnaround, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has dropped a bid to significantly weaken protections for Florida panthers. A new approach the commission will consider next month could protect the big cats in a more meaningful way, although it still complains about the […]