FSCJ will correct Sunshine Law violations that have occurred for over a decade

From The Florida Times Union

Florida State College at Jacksonville’s board kept no minutes of workshops for more than a decade, a violation of state Sunshine law college leaders say they will now correct.

The school claimed audio recordings and handouts from meetings served the purpose but now concedes that written minutes should be produced.


Florida A&M University will make hazing committee meet in public

From OnlineAthens:

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida A&M University trustees voted on Friday to change the mission once again of the school's anti-hazing committee and force it to meet publicly.

The 8-2 vote came after Gov. Rick Scott and others had criticized school officials for initially deciding earlier this month to allow the committee to sidestep Florida's "sunshine law."


Public Records Rules for Twitter, Facebook and Social Media

From Sun Sentinel:

Every time local-government officials in Florida use social media in their public position they are creating a public record, something they're required to keep and produce upon request. More Broward and Palm Beach county public officials are turning to social media to spread their message directly to digital "friends" and "followers."


Florida governor names new public records director, replaces external affairs chief

From Tampa Bay Times:

Bonnie Hazelton, director of the Office of the Ombudsman and Public Services, will take over as director of Gov. Rick Scott's Office of Open Government, Scott's office announced today. Current director, Carolyn Timmann, is leaving to run for clerk of Martin County Court.