A citizens group that successfully sued Orange County leaders last year related to the so-called “textgate” scandal filed a new lawsuit this morning that accuses Mayor Teresa Jacobs of violating Florida’s public records law.
Jacobs calls the accusations “totally false.”
In the current case, Organize Now says the mayor is refusing to give the group access to public documents that are in a cloud-based account called Dropbox.
“We want to know who has access to the mayor’s Dropbox files, and what are its contents,” said Stephanie Porta, executive director of Organize Now.
Jacobs blasted the group’s claims and called the suit “baseless” and “lies.”
“These accusations that have been levied are totally false,” Jacobs said.
According to the suit, Jacobs and the county staff established an account via Dropbox, which serves as an electronic file-sharing and storage system.
Members of Organize Now learned of the Dropbox account several months ago. This month, they sent a public records request to the county asking to see the contents of the account.