Naples officials receive kudos for reconsidering public records changes

From Naples Daily News:

(February 19, 2013) — First Amendment advocates are applauding the city of Naples, which delayed and revised a vote on proposed changes to its public records procedures.

But some council members and residents said the city still has work to do to make the process more accessible and affordable.

Barbara Petersen, president of the First Amendment Foundation in Florida, sent a letter to city officials in January, warning them a proposed increase in public records fees was not permissible under state law.

The Florida First Amendment is a member of NFOIC. — eds