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Public records watchdog sues several Tampa Bay agencies

From Tampa Bay Times:

TAMPA — Joel Chandler is obsessed with public records.
 
He used to have a job and a sailboat. But he sold most of his possessions to bankroll a different full-time pursuit: ensuring Florida agencies follow public records laws.
 
Chandler, 48, estimates that over the past five years, he has sued more than 100 government agencies and state contractors that have denied his records requests.
 
Since November, he and his brother, Robert Chandler, have filed 41 new lawsuits.
 
Their latest targets include the sheriffs of Hillsborough and Pasco counties and the city of St. Petersburg.
 
Here's how they do it: