Tampa City Councilman John Dingfelder agreed to resign from his elected position. As WFLA reports, the resignation is part of a legal settlement with a government consultant over access to public records. The consultant, Steve Michielini, sued Dingfelder last October, claiming the councilman violated the Public Records Act and used his wife’s email account to […]
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.
In campaign finance, what goes in must come out. Contributions and who gives them get all the scrutiny but less attention is paid to expenditures: What the campaigns do with all the money they take in. In Florida, candidates and committees are required to list only the most basic information about their expenses despite the […]