FSNE Board Meeting Minutes 1/29/2013

FSNE Board Meeting
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Tallahassee Democrat

Present: Sam Morley, Doug Ray, Dave Carlson, Jim Baltzelle, McNelly Torres, Rick Hirsch, Frank Denton, Mike Wilson

On conference call: Mark Russell, Cory Lancaster, Chris Porter, Kenny Irby, Dennis Durkee

We started with a brief presentation from Andy McLeod of Visit Florida, who wanted the board to know about resources available to . . . → Read More: FSNE Board Meeting Minutes 1/29/2013

Jan. 29 quarterly board meeting, 2 p.m. AGENDA

Formal vote on Bob Gabordi (Vice President) and Mike Wilson (Secretary-Treasurer). Russell

Aproval of October board minutes. Minutes emailed to board members and posted on FSNE website. Russell

Financial report. Russell

Legislative update. Sam Morley

Contest update, including new student category. Be sure to discuss how to failsafe entry fees. Porter , Wilson.

Sunshine Week. Durkee (Terry Spencer on AP courts . . . → Read More: Jan. 29 quarterly board meeting, 2 p.m. AGENDA

Florida Society of News Editors meeting Minutes from meeting at Lynn University on Oct. 15, 2012

Present:

Mark Russell, president

Frank Denton

Manny Garcia

Bob Gabordi

Jim Baltzelle

David Carlson

Dennis Ryerson

Phil Lewis

Ken Irby

Chris Porter

McNelly Torres

Mike Wilson

Cory Lancaster

Gil Thelen, executive director

 

Mark Russell, president, welcomed Ken and Phil to the meeting and the FSNE board.

 

Mark, welcome and thanked Lynn for good treatment.

 

Minutes of July meeting: approved unanimously

 

Mark offered a tribute to long-time board member and vice president Mike Connelly for . . . → Read More: Florida Society of News Editors meeting Minutes from meeting at Lynn University on Oct. 15, 2012

FSNE July Meeting Minutes

July 2012 FSNE board minutes

Present: Cory Lancaster, Mark Russell, Jim Baltzelle, David Carlson, Mike Connelly, Frank
Denton, Dennis Durkee and Antonio Fins (conference call), Bob Gabordi, Manny Garcia, Chris
Porter, Gil Thelen, Mc Nelly Torres (conference call)

Meeting called to order by Lancaster at 2:01 p.m. July 5, 2012.

Approval of minutes from May board meeting. Russell moved that the . . . → Read More: FSNE July Meeting Minutes

Study rates Florida ethics, ‘corruptibility’

Updated: Monday, 19 Mar 2012, 6:35 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 19 Mar 2012, 3:44 PM EDT

TAMPA – Florida received a grade of C-minus, but that was still good enough to tie for 18th best with three other states in a first-of-its-kind assessment of corruptibility released Monday.

The report praises Florida’s open-records and open-meetings “Sunshine” laws.

It faults the state, though, for weak . . . → Read More: Study rates Florida ethics, ‘corruptibility’

When it comes to lobbying, Florida Sunshine laws are dark

Florida’s Sunshine Law does not shine fully on the sometimes shadowy world of lobbying, a new report found.
BY TOLUSE OLORUNNIPA
HERALD/TIMES TALLAHASSEE BUREAU

TALLAHASSEE — Florida has some of the nation’s most expansive open records policies, but its Sunshine Law does not adequately regulate the sometimes shadowy role of lobbyists, according to a national report released Monday.

The State Integrity . . . → Read More: When it comes to lobbying, Florida Sunshine laws are dark

Mayor creates Office of Public Accountability

03/19/2012

by Joe Wilhelm Jr., Staff Writer

Mayor Alvin Brown marked the end of Sunshine Week last week by signing legislation that approved a director and funding for the new Ethics, Compliance and Oversight Office and announced the creation of the Office of Public Accountability.

The mayor’s signature was the last step for ordinances 2012-10, which appointed Carla Miller . . . → Read More: Mayor creates Office of Public Accountability

Florida Public Records and Sunshine Law Seminar

2012

Florida Public Records and Sunshine Law Seminar

John A. Crawford, Nassau County Clerk of the Circuit Court, will host a Florida Public Records and Sunshine Law Seminar on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at the Nassau County Judicial Annex in Yulee, Florida.

 

Barbara A. Petersen, President of the First Amendment Foundation, will share her knowledge and experience regarding . . . → Read More: Florida Public Records and Sunshine Law Seminar

Autonomy is a must for effective civilian review

March 18, 2012

Last August, when Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings finally convened his Citizens Advisory Committee, he declared: “We have asked you to do a bit of very, very serious business for Orange County.”

An understatement. After all, the committee was conceived in the wake of community blow-back in the controversial Torey Breedlove case. The alleged car . . . → Read More: Autonomy is a must for effective civilian review

Letter: Port St. Lucie council politics plays out in handling of Taylor incident

Gary Palmese, Port St. Lucie

Letter: Council politics plays out in handling of Taylor incident

After reading the March 8 letters regarding Gabrielle Taylor’s alleged DUI incident, I happen to agree with Chuck Johnson and Police Chief Brian Reuther‘s reply. It is the discretion of the police officer as to what follows.

Inasmuch as I’m not sticking up for Taylor, . . . → Read More: Letter: Port St. Lucie council politics plays out in handling of Taylor incident