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City officials face jail time in rare sunshine cases
The TC Palm reports that two Sebastian city council members, Damien Gilliams and Pamela Parris, were sentenced to 45 and 30 days in jail, respectively, for violating Florida’s Sunshine Law. These sentences are unique because, while the open meetings law has criminal penalties, violators rarely face jail time. Laurence Reisman details notable cases in the […]
Want to know an agency’s COVID protocols? It may take months to get a response.
The Tallahassee Democrat reports that three Florida lawmakers are calling on Governor Ron DeSantis to provide clarity to state agency heads about COVID-related work protocols. Public records requests for agency policies were sent to Florida agencies. As James Call explains, the Department of Health responded almost 170 days after receipt of a public records request […]
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