public records laws (5)

As O’Boyle, O’Hare ponder next moves,

mayor says effort exposed records abuse

By Dan Moffett

    Gulf Stream’s RICO suit against residents Martin O’Boyle and Chris O’Hare was laid to rest in a Miami federal appeals court June 21 when a three-judge p

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    This legislative session demonstrated a political will to reform the Florida’s Public Records Act. However, that will was misguided in both SB 1220 and HB 1021.
    Those bills targeted the attorney’s fees provision of Chapter 119 and attempted to

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By Dan Moffett

    An important compromise in the Legislature appears to have allayed opposition to a controversial bill aimed at stopping people who exploit the state’s public records laws to shake down government entities for money.
    Under changes

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    I’ve lived on the barrier island for more than 30 years. I’m a big fan of home rule and local government. I enjoy being able to pick up the phone and talk with someone I know when I call Town Hall. I like it when police officers wave while I’m ou

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By Dan Moffett

    In waging their legal wars against the town of Gulf Stream, residents Chris O’Hare and Martin O’Boyle have used Florida’s public records laws hundreds of times in the last 18 months to challenge how their community is governed.
    

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