Miami Herald: Gov. Scott’s public records chief leaving to run for Martin County clerk

Carolyn Timmann, the head of Gov. Rick Scott’s very busy Office  of Open Government, is leaving to run for clerk of Martin Circuit Court. Timmann has had many a fire, literally and figuratively, to handle  during her year in Scott’s administration. (She was the first to smell  smoke from the cigar-sparked trash can fire in Lt. . . . → Read More: Miami Herald: Gov. Scott’s public records chief leaving to run for Martin County clerk

TC Palm: Passage of House Bill 629 — regarding public records of certain Florida government personnel — would fuel perception they’re getting preferential treatment over Joe Citizen

EDITORIAL

So much for good intentions.

Florida Statute 119.071(4)(d)1 creates a number of exemptions on the release of information of law enforcement personnel, including active and former law enforcement and corrections officers, as well as firefighters, current (and former) state attorneys, assistant state attorneys and so on. Exempted information includes home addresses, telephone numbers, Social Security numbers and . . . → Read More: TC Palm: Passage of House Bill 629 — regarding public records of certain Florida government personnel — would fuel perception they’re getting preferential treatment over Joe Citizen

Miami Herald: Request for video of bus driver’s shooting death denied

BY TODD RUGER

SARASOTA COUNTY – Detectives in the James Brotherton killing last month got a copy of an amazing piece of evidence: a video of the Port Charlotte man getting shot outside the Gulf Gate Library.

That usually means the public will be able to see the video, because it is a key part of the evidence . . . → Read More: Miami Herald: Request for video of bus driver’s shooting death denied

November board meeting minutes

Board Meeting, Nov. 1, 2011
Tallahassee Democrat

Present: Cory Lancaster, Mike Connelly, Jim Baltzelle, Mc Nelly Torres, Bob Gabordi, David Carlson, Dean Ridings, Gil Thelen

On the phone: Mark Russell, Rick Hirsch, Manny Garcia, Tony Fins, Mike Wilson, Chris Porter, Dennis Durkee, Frank Denton

Also present: Sam Morley, Sandy D’Alemberte, Patsy Palmer

Meeting called to order by President . . . → Read More: November board meeting minutes