Posted in Escambia County

Underhill hit with public records, first amendment lawsuit

PENSACOLA: On the day Escambia Circuit Court Judge Stephen Pitre dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed against Escambia County Commissioner Doug Underhill, the District 2 commissioner…

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Posted in Pensacola

Dimmer switch used on City of Pensacola Sunshine Center

Inweekly isn’t the only one having trouble with Mayor Ashton Hayward’s Sunshine Center, the city department responsible for fulfilling public record requests. Former Pensacola City…

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Posted in Pensacola

Quest for City DROP records continues

On Aug. 3, Inweekly made the same public record request of the Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) and the City of Pensacola. We didn’t…

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Posted in Politics

Government agencies still have to pay legal fees if they lose a public record case

Florida lawmakers ended the 2016 legislative session without approving bills stemming from a high-profile dispute about attorney fees in public-records cases. The issue centered on…

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Posted in Long Hollow

City stonewalls request for public records of Divine Word Communications

Inweekly has made five requests for the Divine Word Communications’ records regarding the demolition of the old radio tower and the construction of the new,…

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Posted in Pensacola

State Attorney: City needs to rewrite federal email policy

Pensacola City Administrator Eric Olson has to rethink his policy on how city employees  handle emails from federal accounts after the State Attorney’s office notified…

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Posted in Grand Jury Pensacola

State Attorney: City must release documents given to federal grand jury

I received a phone call yesterday from the Chief Assistant State Attorney Greg Marcille that the city of Pensacola will fulfill my public record requests…

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Posted in Pensacola

How City of Pensacola public records request system works

On Feb. 4, I sent City Communications Director Tamara Fountain a request: We are looking into doing a story on the city’s public record system….

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Posted in Jeremy's Notebook

Pensacola Calls on Open-Government Guru

The city of Pensacola is turning to the First Amendment Foundation in an effort to address issues with its public records process. “We deal with…

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