Meetings Access - County Commissions

County won't refund commissioner's legal fees May 2016 (40:05), p. 2

Commissioners face allegations of Sunshine Law violations December 2015 (39:12), p. 3

Official pleads no contest in Sunshine suit November 2015 (39:11), p. 2

Officials meet about monkey farm lawsuit (Hendry County) August 2015 (39:08), p. 1

Official charged with violation May 2015 (39:05), p.3

Sunshine allegations investigated March 2015 (39:03), p.1

County abolishes committee December 2014 (38.12), p.3

Group sues county over animal facility December 2014 (38.12), p.3

Judge closes redistricting trial July 2014 (38:07), p.3.

Sarasota faced four suits in 2013 January 2014 (38:01), 2013 Freedom of Information Report p.4

Sarasota commissioners face Sunshine suit December 2013 (37:12), p.1

County changes comment policy September 2013 (37:9), p.1

Windermere awarded $90K in Sunshine lawsuit May 2013 (37:5), p.1

FDLE investigates commission texting controversy March 2013 (37:3), p. 1.

County officials consider bill banning cell phones January 2013 (37:1), p. 1.

Lawsuit claims Sarasota public art commission violated Sunshine Law November 2012 (36:11), p. 3.

Judge denies motion to dismiss Walton County lawsuit August 2012 (36:8), p.3

Probe clears Miami Beach officials of Sunshine violation August 2012 (36:8), p.2

Judge dismisses suit against Port Authority July 2012 (36:7), p.3

SAO: Informal meetings did not violate Sunshine Law February 2012 (36:2), p.2

Officials defend private briefings December 2011 (35:12), p. 3

Florida lawsuit gets $5K boost from Knight FOI litigation fund September 2011 (35:9), p. 3

Lobbying contract spurs sunshine lawsuit July 2011 (35:7), p. 2

Officials balk at private meetings June 2011 (35:6), p. 3

City pays fees for failed Sunshine prosecutions February 2011 (35:2), p. 2

Citizens groups ordered to pay up in Sunshine suit February 2011 (35:2), p. 1

County nixes closed meeting on budget appeal January 2011 (35:1), p. 2

Wauchula city commissioners reach plea deal October 2010 (34:10), p. 1

Judge stops Sunshine trial of suspended officials October 2010 (34:10), p. 1

Developer alleges Sunshine Law violated in application process September 2010 (34:9) pg. 3

Polk County finds success with interactive webcast initiative September 2010 (34:9), p. 3

Judge: Baseball deal can proceed September 2010 (34:9), p. 1

Commissioner resigns, pleads guilty to Sunshine Law charge September 2010 (34:9), p. 1

Investigation prompts new e-mail policy(Santa Rosa County) January 2010 (34:1), p. 2

Escambia bans cell phones, laptops during meetings (Escambia County) October 2009 (33:10), p. 1

Hiring process in Marion County under scrutiny (Marion County) August 2009 (33:8), p. 1

County to get ethics training (Monroe County) April 2009 (33:4), p. 3

County attacks Sunshine Law (Nassau County) January 2009 (33:1), p. 2

Commissioner calls Open Meetings Law "garbage" (Ponte Vedra) November 2008 (32:11), p. 2

Secret negotiations keep company in St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg) September 2008 (32:9), p. 3

Officials: No Sunshine violation (Monroe County) August 2008 (32:8), p. 2

Fish Fry raises Sunshine issues (Leon County) April 2008 (32:4); p. 2

Official initiates closed meetings; council objects (Tampa) November 2007 (31:11), p. 3

Husband ousted from wife's panel (Lee County) October 2007 (31:10), p. 5

Prosecutors drop Sunshine charges against mayors (Key West) September 2007 (31:9), p. 3

Inquiry clears commissioner (Escambia County) June 2007 (31:6), p. 3

Officials defend D.C. lobbying (Miami-Dade County) June 2007 (31:6), p. 1

Two commissioners charged with violating Sunshine Law (Monroe County) April 2007 (31:4), p. 1

Lawmakers hesitant about post-disaster meeting changes (Broward County) February 2007 (31:2), p. 3

Officials decline speech rules (Martin County) January 2007 (31:1), p. 3

Non-voting commissioner won't be penalized for violating law (Wakulla County) November 2006 (30:11), p. 3

"Technical violations" don't garner charges for officials (Nassau County) October 2006 (30:10), p. 3

No wrongdoing found in Monroe. (Monroe County) September 2006 (30:9), p. 3

Charges posthumously dropped. (Escambia County) August 2006 (30:8), p. 3

Hospital board subject to law. (Ocala) August 2006 (30:8), p. 3

Pinellas County must pay fees in public dispute. (Pinellas County) August 2006 (30:8), p. 1

Commissioners admit violating Sunshine Law. (Pompano Beach) July 2006 (30:7), p. 2

Attorney's firing center of probe (Monroe County) June 2006 (30:6), p. 3

Airport group, county face Sunshine suit (Miami-Dade County) May 2006 (30:5), p. 2

Election meeting causes stir (Tallahassee) May 2006 (30:5), p. 2

County attorney recommends outside counsel for officials (Englewood) April 2006 (30:4), p. 1

Committee loses power for closing public meeting (Naples) January 2006 (30:1), p. 2

Jury decides county commissioner violated law, but no criminal intent (Pensacola) Sept. 2004 (28:9), p. 1

Flagler County Commission sues sheriff (Bunnell) July 2004 (28:7), p. 2

Resident sues county, claims violation. (DeLand) July 2004 (28:7), p. 3

Court rules county panel violated law. (West Palm Beach) July 2004 (28:7), p. 1.

Commission fails to notify public of meeting, violates Sunshine Law. (Bradenton) July 2004 (28:7), p. 1

W.D. Childers released from jail on appeal bond. (Pensacola) August 2003 (27:8), p. 1

Oak Hill official pleads no contest. (DeLand) July 2003 (27:7), p. 2

County decorum rules suspended. (Pinellas County) July 2003 (27:7), p. 2

Ormond Beach officials sued in Third Escambia official pleads no contest (Pensacola) September 2002 (26:9), p. 1

Sunshine case. (Daytona Beach) July 2003 (27:7), p. 1

Man arrested at county meeting. (Pinellas County) June 2003 (27:6), p. 1

Escambia commissioner sentenced to jail for sunshine violation. (Pensacola) June 2003 (27:6), p. 1

County to appeal Sunshine ruling (Brooksville) February 2003 (27:2), p. 2

Commission insists on panel openness (Lee County) October 2002 (26:10), p. 3

Judge orders convicted official to pay $5,000 in fines, fees (Pensacola) October 2002 (26:10), p. 1

Flagler commissioners fined (Bunnell) August 2002 (26:8) p. 3

Commissioners found guilty of Sunshine Law violations (Escambia County) August 2002 (26:8), p. 1

Commissioners caught on tape (Bunnell) July 2002 (26:7), p. 1

Mayor cleared in Sunshine case (Key West) June 2002 (26:6), p. 3

Four county commissioners indicted on open meetings violations (Pensacola) June 2002 (26:6), p. 1

Judge OKs Miami airport contract (Miami) October 2001, (25:10), p. 3

Judge rules officials compiled with Open Meetings Law (Fernandina Beach), July 2001 (25:7), p. 4

Judge rules official complied with Open Meetings Law, June 2001, (25:6), p. 4

Judge hears case against commission, June 2001, (25:6), p. 3

Lawsuit challenges sewer contract, June 2001, (25:6), p. 1

Sunshine Law complaint delays airport contract, May 2001, (25:5), p.1

AGO: County clerk can’t attend closed meetings, May 2001, (25:5), p. 1

Advertising lawsuit allowed to proceed (Ocala), March 2001 (25:3), p. 5

Commissioners confess violations of Sunshine Law (Chiefland), February 2001 (25:2), p. 3

County commissioners violated Sunshine Law (Stuart), January 2001 (25:1), p. 1

Former comptroller violated Sunshine Law (Pensacola), December 2000 (24:12), p.1

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

City settles suit with sunshine advocate (Bay County), November 2000 (24:11),
p. 2

County closed door settlement raises questions (Stuart), November 2000 (24:11), p. 1

Sewer contract violated state's Open Meetings law (Key Largo), November 2000 (24:11), p. 1

Commissioners abandon plans to recover fees (Bartow), May 2000 (24:5), p. 2

County meetings open, says judge (Bartow), April 2000 (24:4), p. 2

Lawyer sues county commission over review sessions (Bartow), December 1999 (23:12), p. 3

Officials will not be probed on their vote (Naples), November 1999 (23:11), p. 2

County postpones meeting after warning (Naples), October 1999 (23:10), p. 2

Ethics Commission will not investigate claims of violations (Sanford), October 1999 (23:10), p. 2

County Commission withdraws request for investigation (New Port Richey), July 1999 (23:7) p. 2

Indian tribe sues Miami-Dade County (Miami), April 1999 (23:4) p. 2

County Commissioner says economic council should act in the Sunshine (Citrus County), February 1999 (23:2) p. 2

County attorneys move to dismiss Sunshine lawsuit (Nassau County), February 1999 (23:2) p. 2

Hernando County commissioners did not violate law (Brooksville), December 1998 (22:12) 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

County pays $15,000 in fees over lawsuit (Orlando), December 1997 (21:12), p. 1

Grand jury indicts no one in Martin County, September 1997 (21:9), p. 1

County stops using worksheets (Naples), August 1997 (21:8), p. 3

County chair’s wife quits board (Stuart), August 1997 (21:8), p. 2

Commission ejects two members of public (Port Charlotte), July 1997 (21:7), p. 2

County pays $15,900 to settle paper’s meetings suit (Stuart), May 1997 (21:5), p. 1

Commissioner will pay own legal fees (Miami), December 1996 (20:12), p. 2

Commissioner to pay meeting fine (Miami), June 1996 (20:6), p. 2

Highlands official will not be charged (Sebring), May 1996 (20:5), p. 2

County attorney says closed meetings OK (Port Charlotte), February 1996 (20:2), p. 2

County releases meeting records (Bradenton), February 1996 (20:2), p. 2

Grand jury report critical of board (St. Augustine), February 1996 (20:2), p. 2

Levy County purchase not criminal violation of Sunshine Law (Bronson), January 1996 (20:1), p. 2

State declines to investigate closed commission meetings (Bradenton), January 1996 (20:1), p. 2

County moves board out of the sunshine (Fernandina Beach), November 1995 (19:11), p. 2

Commissioners agree to pay fines (Miami), August 1995 (19:8), p. 1

Sunshine violations void attorney selection (Key West), May 1995 (19:5), p. 2

Later public hearings fix violations (Miami), March 1995 (19:5), p. 1

Political forums don’t violate Sunshine, October 1994 (18:10), p. 2

Court upholds "cure" for closed meetings (Miami), October 1994 (18:10), p. 2

Charlotte County commissioners cancels closed meeting (Sarasota), February 1994 (18:2), p. 2

State attorney warns commissioners against note-passing (DeLand), August-September 1993 (17:8), p. 2

Sunshine concerns derail commissioner’s pager proposal (Bunnell), April 1993 (17:4), p. 2

Appellate panel upholds Sunshine charge dismissal (Tavares), February 1993 (17:2), p. 2

Judge rules Sumter board meeting legal; appeal planned (Tavares), August 1992 (16:8), p. 2

State attorney: Commissioners didn't violate Sunshine Law (St. Augustine), December 1991-January 1992 (16:1), p. 2

Clarification of Sebring violations, July 1991 (15:7), p. 2

Officials fined for Sunshine violations (Sebring), June 1991 (15:6), p. 1

Jefferson County settles Sunshine suits for $20,000, May 1991 (15:5), p. 2

Officials accused of Sunshine violations (Sebring), May 1991 (15:5), p. 1

Prosecutors clear Hernando officials, December 1990 (14:10), p. 2

Citizens group gets land deal repealed (Jasper), December 1990 (14:10), p. 2

State investigating Sunshine allegation (Brooksville), October 1990 (14:8), p. 2

County rescinds decision after Sunshine dispute (Sarasota), June 1990 (14:50, p. 2

County’s ordinances may be flawed (Gainesville), December 1989-January 1990 (13:11), p. 1

Sunshine charges under investigation (Jasper), August-September 1989 (13:8), p. 1

Commission must hire, fire in public (Fort Myers), July 1989 (13:7), p. 1

Grand jurors clear officials in Sunshine case (Trenton), May 1989 (13:5), p. 2

Tally sheet called Sunshine violation (Gainesville), March 1989 (13:3), p. 2

Official admits Sunshine violation (Orlando), March 1989 (13:3), p. 2

County commission under investigation (Bronson), February 1989 (13:2), p. 2

Grand jury: 2 AM meeting was not illegal (Sanford), July-August 1988 (12:6), p. 1

Gadsden Commission cleared, June 1988 (12:5), p. 2

County clerk challenges commissioners’ purchase (Cross City), April 1988 (12:3), p. 2

Commissioners in two counties upheld; officials did not violate Sunshine Law, November 1987 (11:9), p. 1

A flap over Sunshine Law grows in Charlotte County, August-September 1987 (11:7), p. 2

Charlotte commission chairman says colleagues violated the Sunshine Law, July 1987 (11:6), p. 2

Commission rejects re-location despite possible Sunshine charges, April 1987 (11:3), p. 3

Collier County manager stays; commission’s tactics decried, March 1987 (11:2), p. 1

State says Hillsborough Commission did not violate Sunshine Law, January- February (11:1), p. 1

Marion County commissioners hold private talk, but yield tape of it, October 1986 (10:8), p. 1

Commissioners restrict citizen’s special microphone at meetings (Inverness), July 1986 (10:6), p. 1

Officials can’t recoup legal fees for Sunshine probes, Smith rules, June 1986 (10:5), p. 1

Volusia council rejects stiffening its rules on off-agenda spending, May 1986 (10:4), p. 1

Secret vote canceled, land use panel elects different chairman (Brooksville), May 1986 (10:4), p. 1