Meetings Access - City Councils

City Hall raid May 2016 (40:05), p. 3

City racks up attorneys' fees December 2015 (39:12), p. 3

Citizen group files Sunshine suit November 2015 (39:11), p. 1

Ex-mayor faces Sunshine trial October 2015 (39:10), p. 3

Sunshine Law trial indefinitely postponed October 2015 (39:10), p. 3

Jaguars' closed meeting raises Sunshine questions August 2015 (39:08), p. 2

Mayor files complaint July 2015 (39:07), p.3

Officials fined for violation June 2015 (39:06), p.3

Sunshine suit voluntarily dismissed May 2015 (39:05), p.3

State Attorney clears officials in investigation May 2015 (39:05), p.2

Town may have violated law April 2015 (39:04), p.1

Official cleared in complaint February 2015 (39:2), p.3

County EDC to go private February 2015 (39:2), p.3

Court upholds Sunshine Law violation January 2015 (39:01), 2014 Freedom of Information Report, p.1

City violated Sunshine Law January 2015 (39:01), p.3

Venice to hold cure meeting December 2014 (38.12), p.3

City Council did not violate law October 2014 (38:10), p.3

Commission removes comment 'kill switch' August 2014 (38:08), p.1

Council will not pay legal fees July 2014 (38:07), p.3.

Commission cures secret ballot vote April 2014 (38:04), p.3

Port St. Lucie faces civil suit March 2014 (38:03), p.3.

Groveland investigation ends March 2014 (38:03), p.3.

Group sues Port St. Lucie officials February 2014 (38:02), p. 2.

Groveland mayor resigns amid investigation of city officials January 2014 (38:01), p. 1.

Hialeah city council cleared of Sunshine Law allegations December 2013 (37:12), p.3

City of Groveland faces Sunshine lawsuit October 2013 (37:10), p. 2.

FAF, resident say shade meetings violated the law August 2013 (37:8), p. 1.

Group wants biomass negotiations voided June 2012 (36:6), p.2

Officials given maximum fine for violation May 2012 (36:5), p. 1

Escambia tourism officials cleared of wrongdoing March 2012 (36:3), p. 2

Judge throws out Sunshine suit but blasts policy August 2011 (35:8), p.1

Councilmen's Facebook posts draw resident's ire July 2011 (35:7), p. 1

Council denies taping rights May 2011 (35:5), p. 2

Citizens challent shade meetings May 2011 (35:5), p. 2

City turns off cameras during public comment May 2011 (35:5), p. 2

Scott removes official from office April 2011 (35:4), p. 1

Activist sues Riviera Beach, alleges secret meeting March 2011 (35:3), p. 2

Layoffs prompt union to file Sunshine suit December 2010 (34:12), p. 3

Riviera Beach loses appeal on meeting minutes December 2010 (34:12), p. 2

Lawn mower chat leads to infractions November 2010 (34:11), p. 1

Town Council orders task force to comply with Sunshine laws September 2010 (34:9), p. 3

Commission accused of breaking Sunshine Law August 2010 (34:8), p. 1

Jax council mulls Sunshine change May 2010 (34.5), p. 3

Governor Crist suspends two Coral Springs commissioners May 2010 (34.5), p. 1

Court considers pre-meeting records access January 2010 (34.1), p. 1

State Attorney: No criminal charges for TEAM December 2009 (33.12), p. 1

Man arrested during meeting settles lawsuit November 2009 (33.11), p. 2

City notices yearly goal planning meetings but minutes missing (Panama City) September 2009 (33.9), p. 2

City Commission bans texting during meetings (Deltona) June 2009 (33:6), p. 1

Venice city council members settle Sunshine suit (Venice) April 2009 (33:4), p. 1

Commissioners violate sunshine (Dania) February 2009 (33:2), p. 3

SAO clears council members (Cape Coral) December 2008 (32:12), p. 3

City makes plan after Open Meetings violations (Fort Walton Beach) December 2008 (32:12), p. 3

Board meetings made public (Pensacola) November 2008 (32:11), p. 3

Commission archives city meetings (Miami) September 2008 (32:9), p. 3

Board membership raises Sunshine concerns (Winter Springs) August 2008 (32:8), p. 2

City meetings streamed online (Panama City) May 2008 (32:5), p. 2

City settles with ex-police chief (Sneads) April 2008 (32:4), p.2

City settles with former police officer (Hallandale Beach) April 2008 (32:4), p. 2

Council made "technical or noncriminal" violations (Jacksonville) April 2008 (32:4), p. 1

Closed-door consensus questioned (Marco Island) March 2008 (32:3), p. 3

State attorney found 'no evidence' that mayor violated Sunshine Law (Fort Pierce) March 2008 (32:3), p. 1

Council upset over letter to editor (Bronson) October 2007 (31:10), p. 5

City moves to settle Sunshine suit (Jacksonville) October 2007 (31:10), p. 5

Melbourne televises meetings (Melbourne) September 2007 (31:9), p. 3

Comment plan includes ID form in order to address city council (Keystone Heights) June 2007 (31:6), p. 3

Commission's rules limit member comments (South Miami) June 2007 (31:6), p. 2

Consent agenda draws criticism (Alachua) April 2007 (31:4), p. 2

FDLE concludes Cooper City commission dinners not illegal (Cooper City) April 2007 (31:4), p. 1

Charges dropped against outspoken resident (Riviera Beach) March 2007 (31:3), p. 1

Residents criticize commission for taxpayer-funded outings (Cooper City) February 2007 (31:2), p. 1

Police arrest speaker at meeting (Riviera Beach) January 2007 (31:1), p. 1

Officials cleared of wrongdoing (Sebastian) December 2006 (30:12), p. 1

Judge places Sunshine recall election on hold (Ocala) November 2006 (30:11), p. 3

Deltona city commissioner avoids charge (Deltona) October 2006 (30:10), p. 3

Resident is found not guilty of disrupting commission meeting (Oak Hill) October 2006 (30:10), p. 3

Council members face charges (Sebastian) October 2006 (30:10), p. 1

FDLE launches inquiry in Yankeetown dispute (Yankeetown) September 2006 (30:9), p. 3

City pays for commissioner's legal defense (Deerfield Beach) September 2006 (30:9), p. 3

Five accused of Sunshine offense (Orchid) September 2006 (30:9), p. 3

Advisory opinion cautions against discussing boards (Tallahassee) July 2006 (30:7), p. 2

Synagogue: City met illegally to decide fate of residential site (Hollywood) June 2006 (30:6), p. 3

Court upholds commissioner's recall election (Winter Garden) May 2006 (30:5), p. 1

Deerfield officials cleared of Sunshine allegation (Deerfield Beach) May 2006 (30:5), p. 1

Court stands behind public journal for News-Journal center (Volusia County) April 2006 (30:3), p. 3

Ocoee leader receives fine for Sunshine charge (Ocoee) April 2006 (30:4), p. 1

Activist banned from council meetings sues city (Jacksonville) April 2006 (30:4), p. 1

Former North Bay commissioner faces probation (North Bay Village) March 2006 (30:3), p. 1

Commission rejects comment ban (Flagler Beach) February 2006 (30:2), p. 1

City officials will face charges resulting from 2004 breakfast (Pompano Beach) January 2006 (30:1), p. 3

Official faces Sunshine charge (Ocoee) November 2005 (29:11), p. 1

Resident sues city officials for gathering at local dining spot (Jacksonville) November 2005 (29:11), p. 3

Official cleared in meetings case (North Port) October 2005 (29:10), p. 1

Former mayor sues city officials over Sunshine Law violations (Lake Worth) September 2005 (29:9), p.1

Resident, city official trade complaints (Port Richey) September 2005 (29:9), p. 1

Miami builder files suit against city for discussing construction project (Miami Beach) August 2005 (29:8), p. 1

Citizens angered by mayor's plan to limit public input at meetings (Fort Myers) July 2005 (29:7), p. 1

Pompano officials charged with Sunshine violation (Pompano Beach) July 2005 (29:7), p. 1

Law says Sebastian interviews can be conducted in private (Sebastian) June 2005 (29:6), p. 3

Mayor cleared in Sunshine Law investigation (Vero Beach) June 2005 (29:6), p. 1

Watchdog group re-files Sunshine violation lawsuit (Cape Coral) March 2005 (29:3), p. 1

Citizen endeavors to capture Florida Sunshine in open meetings movie (Flagler Beach) Feb. 2005 (29:2), p. 2

Madeira Beach officials cleared of open meetings violation (Madeira Beach) Feb. 2005 (29:2), p. 1

Resident claims committee broke Sunshine Law with private meeting (Delray Beach) Jan. 2005 (29:1), p. 3

Lawsuit against commissioners dismissed (Parkland) Jan. 2005 (29:1), p. 1

Former city manager files lawsuit against city of Ocoee, mayor, commissioners (Ocoee) Oct. 2004 (28:10), p. 3

Lawsuit against city claims Sunshine violation (St. Augustine) August 2004 (28:8), p. 2

Residents sue city, claim merger violated state law (Parkland) June 2004 (28:6), p. 2

Officials surrender on Sunshine Law violation charges (North Bay Village) June 2004 (28:6), p. 1

Tampa City Council gets Sunshine Law refresher course (Tampa) May 2004 (28:5), p. 1

City Commissioners fail to properly notify public of meetings (Weeki Wachee) April 2004 (28:4), p. 1

Newspaper drops commissioners from violation suit (Daytona Beach) March 2004 (28:3), p. 2

Investigation clears officials of violations (Bradenton Beach) March 2004 (28:3), p. 2

Question Raised in open meeting case (New Smyrna Beach) April 2003 (27:4), p. 1

City Commissioners reach plea deal (Kissimmee) March 2003 (27:3), p. 1

Court rules city meeting was illegal (Chiefland) February 2003 (27:2), p.1

Oak Hill commissioners charged (Oak Hill) January 2003 (27:1), p. 1

Gulf Breeze facing six lawsuits over sale (Gulf Breeze) December 2002 (26:12), p. 3

Businessman sues four Cocoa Beach leaders (Cocoa Beach) December 2002 (26:12), p. 3

Investigation clears Crystal River officials (Crystal River) December 2002 (26:12), p. 3

Two Kissimmee commissioners charged (Kissimmee) December 2002 (26:12), p. 1

State attorney charges Welaka mayor with Sunshine violation (Welaka) December 2002 (26:12), p.1

Orlando toughens Open Meetings requirements (Orlando) August 2002 (26:8), p 3

Incoming Marco Island councilman shuns sunshine (Marco Island) May 2002 (26:5), p 3

Commissioner sues over open meetings violation (Chiefland) March 2002 (26:3), p 3

Defendant claims board violated law (Palm Beach County), January 2002 (26:1), p. 3

New rules allow secret meetings (Tallahassee) December 2001 (25:12), p. 3

Code board members acquitted of charges (Miami) December 2001 (25:12), p. 3

Former mayor sues city over 1994 removal from office (Mascotte), August 2001 (25:8), p. 3

Investigation turns to gap in tape, June 2001, (25:6) p. 3

Crystal River meeting probe dropped, June 2001, (25:6) p. 3

Councilman settles case by paying $500 fine (Golden Beach), June 2001 (25:6), p. 1

Former councilman sues over censure, May 2001, (25:5), p. 3

City officials no longer face charges (St. Augustine), April 2001 (25:4), p. 3

Civil action filed against town councilman (Golden Beach), April 2001 (25:4), p. 1

Town to pay official's fees in Sunshine dispute (Golden Beach), March 2001 (25:3), p. 5

Council decides not to file malpractice suit (Vero Beach), February 2001 (25:2),
p. 3

State attorney rules on council testimony okay, January 2001, (25:1), p. 2

Cable company defends council broadcast (Miami), December 2000 (24:12), p.2

State attorney clears city commissioners (Bunnell), November 2000 (24:11), p. 2

Council passes on free TV offer, October 2000 (24:10), p.2

Council whispers overshadow meeting, October 2000, (24:10), p. 1

Sunrise cleared of Sunshine Law violations, October 2000 (24:10), p.2

Council holds "cure meeting" in wake of violations (Vero Beach), June 2000 (24:6), p. 2

Councilman tries to open meetings by opting out (Naples), May 2000 (24:5), p. 2

City Council admits violating Open Meeting Law (Daytona Beach), April 2000 (24:4), p. 1

Council members spend time in "Sunshine" (Jacksonville), February 2000 (24:2), p. 2

E-mail exchanges OK for city manager and assistant (Clearwater), February 2000 (24:2), p. 2

City councilman admits possible violation (Oviedo), January 2000 (24:1), p. 2

State attorney's office claims commissioners violated law (Biscayne Park), December 1999 (23:12), p. 2

Judge dismisses Open Meetings suit (Ormond Beach), October 1999 (23:10), p. 3

Court: city of Bradenton violated law (Bradenton), August 1999 (23:8), p. 2

City pays Zorc $575,000 to settle multiple lawsuits (Vero Beach) July 1999 (23:7), p. 1

City to stop closed-door settlement (Lakeland) June 1999 (23:6) p. 2

Court dismisses claims of Open Meetings Law violations (Miramar) May 1999 (23:5), p. 2

Judge finds Open Meetings Law violation in Yardman suit (Pompano Beach) May 1999 (23:5), p. 2

Vero Beach council violated law (Vero Beach ) April 1999 (23:4), p. 1

Appellate court denies city’s request to clarify its holding (Vero Beach) March 1999 (23:2), p. 3

Office constraints prompt violations (Venice) March 1999 (23:2), p. 2

City manager asks for investigation (Treasure Coast) February 1999 (23:2), p. 2

Newspaper, city settle Sunshine violations lawsuit (Edgewater) February 1999 (23:2), p. 1

Case against Edgewater officials can move forward (Edgewater) January 1999 (23:1), p. 2

Vero Beach officials violated law (Vero Beach) January 1999 (23:1), p. 1

Overcrowded room not a meetings law violation (Punta Gorda), Nov. 1998 (22:11), p. 2

City commission plans to vote again to avoid violation (Dunedin), Oct. 1998 (22:10), p. 2

Official arrested for secretly recording colleagues (Venice), Oct. 1998 (22:10), p. 2

City manager’s negotiations not a violation (Punta Gorda), May 1998 (22:5), p. 2

State attorney will file no charges for "town business" lunches (Palm Beach), April 1998 (22:4), p. 2

City interviews twice to avoid violation (Dania), April 1998 (22:4), p. 2

City of Boca Raton settles with paper out of court, April 1998 (22;4), p. 2

Miami council defeats ordinance for open meetings, March 1998 (22:3), p. 2

Judge dismisses charges against two city council members (Riviera Beach), January 1998 (22:1), p. 1

Punta Gorda has hearing on lawsuit settlement for first time, December 1997 (21:12), p. 2

Paper sues city, three officials in meetings, records dispute (Edgewater), December 1997 (21:12), p. 2

City fires witness in meetings case (Riviera Beach), December 1997 (21:12), p. 1

Highland Beach mayor charged with violating law, December 1997 (21:12), p. 1

Possible violation forces Lake Mary to start over, October 1997 (21:10), p. 2

Lantana pays $1,426 to settle citizen’s suit, September 1997 (21:9), p. 2

Official quits panel (Lake Worth), August 1997 (21:8), p. 4

City’s win upheld (Port St. Lucie), August 1997 (21:8), p. 4

Tallahassee commissioners cleared, August 1997 (21:8), p. 3

Grand jury won’t indict Vero Beach council members, August 1997 (21:8), p. 3

Prosecutor finds no evidence council broke law (Oldsmar), August 1997 (21:8), p. 3

Council asks entire advisory board to quit (Aventura), August 1997 (21:8), p. 2

Grand jury indicts two city council members (Riviera Beach), July 1997 (21:7), p. 2

Commission agrees to public vote (Beverly Beach), July 1997 (21:7), p. 1

City attorney says board acted legally (Kissimmee), May 1997 (21:5), p. 2

Jury acquits Cocoa official in third trial on 8 charges, May 1997 (21:5), p. 2

Miramar fails to settle suit by official, April 1997 (21:4), p. 2

First DCA upholds ruling against city, March 1997 (21:3), p. 2

Judge rules in Vero Beach’s favor in meeting suit, March 1997 (21:3), p. 2

Second mistrial delays DeBord case (Cocoa), December 1996 (20:12), p 2

Closed city council meeting results in no charges (Vero Beach), December 1996 (20:12), p. 2

Judge denies city’s motion to dismiss (Ft. Pierce), October 1996 (20:10), p. 2

State attorney investigating allegations (Davie), July 1996 (20:7), p. 2

Town Commission action questioned (Belleair), June 1996 (20:6), p.2

Appeals court upholds Sunshine fine against city (Daytona Beach), February 1996 (20:2), p. 2

Mayor reprimands outspoken citizens, also receives reprimand (Oldsmar), December 1995 (19:12), p. 1

Sunshine charges still pending against former Mascotte mayor (Tavares), November 1995 (19:11), p. 2

Hung jury ties up Sunshine suit (Titusville), October 1995 (19:10), p. 1

Airport tenant files Sunshine suit (Vero Beach), August 1995 (19:8), p. 2

Riviera Beach pays attorney fees, June 1995 (19:6), p. 2

Unanimous council votes to pay for Sunshine legal defense (Riviera Beach), May 1995 (19:5), p. 2

Riviera Beach officials charged, but not for Sunshine, April 1995 (19:4), p. 2

Governor suspends Cocoa city member, April 1995 (19:4), p. 1

Phone calls prompt sunshine charges (Cocoa), March 1995 (19:5), p. 2

Mascotte mayor faces sunshine violations, March 1995 (19:3), p. 2

City/consultants must meet in open, March 1995 (19:5), p. 2

Mayor pleads no contest to violating sunshine (Clearwater), March 1995 (19:3), p. 2

Dunnellon fights to keep records closed, March 1995 (19:3), p. 1

Oakland Park must arbitrate in public, March 1995 (19:3), p. 1

City commission lifts ban on video cameras at meetings (Valparaiso), February 1995 (19:2), p. 1

Judge rules Dunnellon City Council broke Sunshine Law (Ocala), December 1994 (18:12), p. 2

Officials cleared of Sunshine violations (Bradenton), August 1994 (18:8), p. 1

Four ex-officials plead guilty in Sunshine suit (Kenneth City), July 1994 (18:7), p. 2

Kenneth City officials to face Sunshine suit, June 1994 (18:6), p. 2

Palmetto Sunshine suit to proceed, June 1994 (18:6), p. 2

Palmetto mayor, council face charges, April 1994 (18:4), p. 1

ACLU says Titusville rules stifle free speech, March 1994 (18:3), p. 2

Black officials says whites met secretly to change MLK holiday (Palmetto), March 1994 (18:3), p. 2

City attorney fired in wake of probe (Coral Springs), August-September 1993 (17:8), p. 1

State investigation focuses on secret council meetings (Kenneth City), July 1993 (17:7), p. 2

Officials exonerated in Sunshine probe (Holmes Beach), July 1993 (17:7), p. 2

Citizen’s suit alleges Sunshine violations (Key West), July 1993 (17:7), p. 2

Chiaro settles legal fee fight with Hollywood officials (Naples), April 1993 (17:4), p. 2

City loses bid for fees in Sunshine dispute (Naples), April 1993 (17:4), p. 1

Deerfield officials cleared of charges, April 1993 (17:4), p. 1

Commissioners cleared of allegations (Coral Springs), February 1993 (17:2), p. 2

City appeals to have citizen activist pay Sunshine legal bill (Naples), February 1993 (17:2), p. 2

City manager vote spurs investigation (Coral Springs), January 1993 (17:1), p. 2

Chiaro fights city to recover legal fees (Naples), January 1993 (17:1), p. 2

Prosecutor clears Deerfield Beach of Sunshine charge, November 1992 (16:11), p. 2

City won’t pay legal fees in Sunshine fight (Belleview), October 1992 (16:10), p. 2

City attorney files Sunshine against Council (Port Richey), October 1992 (16:10), p. 3

Marion board pleads not guilty to Sunshine Law charges, October 1992 (16:10), p. 2

City council abandons distant planning session after outcry (Jacksonville Beach), April 1992 (16:4), p. 2

Attorney general’s opinion: videotape of meeting OK, June 1991 (15:6), p. 2

Former official files complaint (Hillsboro Beach), May 1991 (15:5), p. 2

City will not pay Chiaro’s fine, fees (Hollywood), March 1991 (15:3), p. 2

Couple files Sunshine complaint with state (Crystal River), March 1991 (15:3), p. 2

Grand jury finds too little evidence for indictment (Cedar Key), January 1991 (15:1), p. 2

Attorney General says Sunshine does not apply to certain mayors (Interlachen), August-September 1990 (14:7), p. 2

Minneola officials sentenced in Sunshine violations, August-September 1990 (14:7), p. 1

State will not charge officials with perjury (Sanford), December 1989-January 1990 (13:11), p. 3

Commission changes plan for private sessions, opts for Sunshine (Clearwater), November 1989 (13:10), p. 2

Two convicted of Sunshine violations; one ousted (Longwood), November 1989 (13:10), p. 1

City drops appeal, will pay records suit (Kissimmee), October 1989 (13:9), p. 2

Grand jury finds no intent to break Sunshine Law (Lake Butler), August-September 1989 (13:8), p. 2

Commissioner files suit, claims Sunshine violation (Longboat Key), August-September 1989 (13:8), p. 1

Former candidate jailed in Sunshine Law dispute (Clearwater), July-August 1988 (12:6), p. 1

State attorney finds restaurant chat OK, June 1988 (12:5), p. 2

Prosecutor declares meeting exempt (Anna Maria), June 1988 (12:5), p. 2

St. Petersburg Council cleared, petition fails, June 1988 (12:5), p. 1

Commissioners investigated after firing attorney (Deerfield Beach), May 1988 (12:4), p. 2

City officials must repay illegally granted raises (Lawtey), April 1988 (12:3), p. 2

City will not pursue Sunshine Law question (Indian Rocks Beach), April 1988 (12:3) p. 1

City must hold open hearings; mayor to be replaced by neutral party (Sunrise), December 1987 (11:10), p. 1

Commission fires Polk City Manager; he claims commission violated Sunshine, November 1987 (11:9), p. 1

‘Auburndale 10’ plead no contest, pay fines for Sunshine Law violations, November 1987 (11:9), p. 1

Zephyrhills council member resigns after charges of Sunshine violations, August-September 1987 (11:7), p. 1

Port Richey city councilman resigns amidst recall drive, Sunshine charges, August- September 1987 (11:7), p. 1

Clearwater officials settle with developer, negotiations take place in the shade, July 1987 (11:6), p. 1

Tarpon Springs votes to ban cameras and require written requests for records, July 1987 (11:6), p. 1

Former Lake Worth commissioners again cleared of Sunshine violations, June 1987 (11:5), p. 1

Winter Haven commission violated Sunshine Law; decides to re-vote Chamber of Commerce land deal, June 1897(11:5), p. 1

Court hears Sunshine charges against former city commissioners, May 1987 (11:4), p. 1

One commissioner dismissed from lawsuit charging officials with Sunshine violations, May 1987 (11:4), p. 1

City officials in Sunshine case both defeated at re-election time, April 1987 (11:3), p. 1

Sunshine Law appeal is filed against Lake Worth commissioners, March 1987 (11:2), p. 1

‘Out-of Sunshine’ meeting protested; Sarasota vows to post more notices, December 1986 (10:10), p. 1

Lake Worth votes to pay legal fees of two commissioners in Sunshine case, November 1986 (10:9), p. 1

State seeks to halt secret meetings by St. Augustine City Commission, November 1986 (10:9), p. 1

Judge amends order but warns Jacksonville officials on talks, November 1986 (10:9), p. 1

Two Lake Worth officials cleared in groundbreaking Sunshine case, October 1986 (10:8), p. 1

Jacksonville papers win suit against officials’ closed talks, October 1986 (10:8), p. 1

Tape of Sebastian council meeting subpoenaed in Sunshine investigation, August-September 1986 (10:7), p.1

Jacksonville papers sue officials over refusal to give meeting times, August-September 1986 (10:7), p. 1

Two Gulfport council members file rebuttal of Sunshine allegations, July 1986 (10:6), p. 1

Two Lake Worth commissioners get summonses in Sunshine Law case, July 1986 (10:6), p. 1

Paper’s photo points to meeting, but pair denies Sunshine violation (Englewood), April 1986 (10:3), p. 3

Orlando mayor responds to paper, clarifies public-meetings policy, March 1986 (10:2), p. 2

Four Tallahassee commissioners cleared of open-meetings charge, March 1986 (10:2), p. 2

Askew finds housing official not guilty in Miami Beach case, March 1986 (10:2), p. 1

Cape Coral board members cleared after suspension over letter- signing, January- February 1986 (10:1), p.1

Newspaper sues to invalidate ‘out-of-sunshine’ Fort Myers pact, January-February 1986 (10:1), p. 1