In Florida, access to public records is constitutionally guaranteed and enforced through the Public Records Act. Art. I, § 24(a), Fla. Const.; Ch. 119, Fla. Stat. (2013). See Promenade D’Iberville, LCC v. Sundy, 145 So. 3d 980, 983 (Fla. 1st DCA 2014); Rhea v. Dist. Bd. of Trs. of Santa Fe College, 109 So. 3d 851, 855 (Fla. 1st DCA 2013). Specifically, the Public Records Act declares that “[i]t is the policy of this state that all state, county, and municipal records are open for personal inspection and copying by any person.” § 119.01(1), Fla. Stat. (2013). Thus, “[e]very person who has custody of a public record shall permit the record to be inspected and copied by any person desiring to do so, at any reasonable time, under reasonable conditions, and under supervision by the custodian of the public records.” § 119.07(1)(a), Fla. Stat. (2013). The Act “is to be construed liberally in favor of openness, and all exemptions from disclosure are to be construed narrowly and limited to their designated purpose.” Barfield v. Sch. Bd. of Manatee Cnty., 135 So. 3d 560, 562 (Fla. 2d DCA 2014); Wooling v. Lamar, 764 So. 2d 765, 767 (Fla. 5th DCA 2000).
What will the crooked council do? We’ll know in three weeks.
Added on 3 October at 12:15 AM: What will the individuals of the Council do? On one hand if they say that they have never had an e-mail conversation with another Council member, which we know is a lie, then they are guilty of falsifying a public document, Florida Statute 839.13, a Second Degree Felony. If they actually provide documents relative to this request then they are subject to removal from office and a first degree misdemeanor, Florida Statute 286.011. And if they don’t turnover documents and say that they destroyed them then they are guilty of Florida Statute 838.022, a Third Degree Felony. And if they don’t turn over the documents to Ms. Tebo when she asks for them then they are guilty of malfeasance and lose their council seats by order of the Governor.
What is a crook to do. What are the individual members of the Council to do. We already know that Rhett, Tanja and Willy had conversations about Rhett becoming Mayor right after the last election.
We’ll know in three weeks.
From: Stacy Tebo
To: ‘Joe E. Griffin’
Cc: ‘Pam @ White Springs Town Hall’
Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 6:26 PM
Subject: RE: Just so there is no confusion.
Your public records request for emails has been received. This email serves as your public records request acknowledgement for the following emails:
Willie Jefferson to/from town attorney
Helen Miller to/from town attorney
Rhett Bullard to/from town attorney
Walter McKenzie to/from town attorney
Tanja Brown to/from town attorney
Council Members to/from other Council Members
The period of time to be covered in this request is the last 3 years.
The request will take approximately 2-3 weeks to fulfill.
Town of White Springs
10363 Bridge Street
White Springs, FL 32096
Phone 386.397.2310 Fax 386.397.1542
Florida has a very broad public records law. Most written communication, including e-mail addresses, to or from the Town regarding town business are public records available to the public and media upon request. Your e-mail communication may be subject to public disclosure.
From: Joe E. Griffin [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, September 28, 2015 11:26 PM
To: Stacy Tebo
Subject: Just so there is no confusion.
Under Florida Statute 119 I want a digital copy of every e-mail from Helen’s computer or server that Helen sent to or received from Koberlein in the past 3 years.
When can I expect to receive these e-mails and how much is it going to cost to copy these files to a “thumb drive?”
Have asked for other council members and Helen’s e-mails to or from other council members under separate request.
I believe we have been conducting Public Business out of the public’s eye. I want to see if I am correct.
The Presidency has been associated with personal faith since the inception of our country. Not all have professed a traditional Christian faith, but in recent decades this has become the norm.
There are always various levels of opinion towards these men’s faith as stories on them come out after their tenure.
Whatever your position is on Presidents and leadership and faith, the Bible does implore believers to pray for their leaders. Donald Trump for instance claims a Presbyterian faith. As true as this statement may be, believers in Christ are asking where the fruit is: where is this really evident in his life?
He recently met with several well-known figures in the American church, and allowed them to pray over him – that if God chooses him to be the President – that he’d be given the wisdom to govern diligently.
It’s quite something to see these well-known preachers uniting to pray for a presidential candidate
Joe and I had breakfast at Fat Belly’s today so we picked up the Jasper News. And what a surprise, it is like the newspaper took on a new persona. There is news other than just White Springs and there is a calendar of all monthly meetings and activities. Great work Jasper News!
The new reporter Paula Thompson (who replaced Joyce Taylor, supposedly retired) wrote a wonderful piece on Ms. Stacy Tebo our new Town Manager.
Both Johnny Bullard and Walter McKenzie wrote wonderful articles on the benefits of living in our county and the sites to see and information about historical hotels by McKenzie.
This is a beautiful area and there is no doubt in spite of what we have had to endure at Town Hall. We have much hope, however, that with Rhett Bullard as our Mayor and the wonderful Ms. Tebo as our manager, things will be looking up.
Since Fat Belly’s is like a second home and a way of meeting with our friends, it surprised me to hear that one individual seemed to have information about the mediation; at least with respect what the Town would not accept and then added it was a done deal. It surprised me because the Mediation process was to have been silent and even the mediators made no comment of what was discussed. We just stated the case has not yet ended and we are in the summary judgment phase where the Judge determines the case based upon law. Interesting to find that out.
Karin for the blog
THE WAR ON AMERICA TURNS 50
September 30, 2015
Half a century ago, Democrats looked at the country and realized they were never going to convince Americans to agree with them. But they noticed that people in most other countries of the world already agreed with them. The solution was obvious.
So in 1965 — 50 years ago this week — Sen. Ted Kennedy passed an immigration law that has brought 59 million foreigners to our shores, who happen to vote 8-2 for the Democrats.
Democrats haven’t won any arguments; they changed the voters. If anything, the Democrats have stopped bothering to appeal to Americans. The new feminized Democratic Party says, That’s too bad about those steelworkers in Ohio losing their jobs, but THERE’S A WOMAN AT A LAW FIRM IN NEW YORK CITY WHO DESERVES TO MAKE PARTNER!
Republicans should be sweeping the country, but they aren’t, because of Kennedy’s immigration law. Without post-1965 immigrants bloc-voting for the Democrats, Obama never would have been elected president, and Romney would have won a bigger landslide against him in 2012 than Reagan did against Carter in 1980.
This isn’t a guess; it’s a provable fact. Obama beat Romney by less than 5 million votes in a presidential election in which about 125 million votes were cast. More than 30 million of Obama’s votes came from people who arrived under Teddy Kennedy’s immigration law; fewer than 10 million of Romney’s did.
The 1965 act brought in the poorest of the poor from around the globe. Non-English-speaking peasants from wildly backward cultures could be counted on to be dependent on government assistance for generations to come.
Kennedy and other Democrats swore up and down that the new immigration law would not change the country’s demographics, but post-1965-act immigrants are nothing like the people who already lived here.
As Pew Research cheerfully reports, previous immigrants were “almost entirely” European. But since Kennedy’s immigration act, a majority of immigrants have been from Latin America. One-quarter are from Asia. Only 12 percent of post-1965-act immigrants have been from Europe — and they’re probably Muslims.
Apparently, the “American experiment” is actually some kind of sociological trial in which we see if people who have no history of Western government can run a constitutional republic.
As of 1970, there were only 9 million Hispanics in the entire country, according to the Pew Research Center. Today, there are well more than 60 million.
We’ve already taken in one-quarter of the entire population of Mexico, most of whom seem to live in Los Angeles. For the last decade, nearly half of all felons sent to California’s prisons have been Hispanic, according to the Department of Corrections.
In 1970, there were only a few thousand Haitians in America. Today, there are nearly a million. Miami beaches and New York parks are suddenly littered with goat heads from Haitian voodoo rituals.
In 1970, there were virtually no Somalis in the United States. In the past 25 years alone, we’ve brought in more than 80,000 Somali refugees — and more than half of those since 9/11. Recent headlines out of Minnesota: “Minnesota ISIS terror suspect pleads guilty to conspiracy,” “February trial date set for Minnesota ISIS terror suspects,” “The Twin Cities have an ISIS problem.”
(Possible new GOP slogan: “We’ll cut your taxes, as long as these voodoo priests and refugees approve it.”)
In 1960, there were about 200,000 Muslims in the U.S., according to a study in the International Journal of Environmental Science and Development. Today, the U.S. census estimates that there are more than 6 million Muslims here. Muslims are expected to surpass Jews as the second-largest religion in America in about two decades.
No country has ever simply turned itself into another country like this.
With the media cheering the end of America and businessmen determined to keep importing cheap labor, Democrats don’t even bother hiding what they’re doing.
Democratic political strategists Ruy Teixeira and John Judis have been gloating for 20 years about how post-1965 immigration would soon produce a country where Republicans could not win an election, anywhere. Then Democrats could do whatever they want. They called the new emerging majority “George McGovern’s Revenge.”
In today’s America, George McGovern would be a moderate Democrat; Jimmy Carter would be a two-term president; and we’d be holding primary debates at the Walter Mondale Presidential Museum and Library.
Any GOP candidate for president who wants to increase immigration — i.e., all of them except Trump — ought to be required to first pass this simple test: Be successfully elected governor of California on a platform of tax cuts and social conservatism.
The Democrats got the voters — and the country got 9/11, Fort Hood, the Boston Marathon bombing, clitorectomies, an explosion of gang rapes, child rapes, sex tourism, slavery, voodoo, Russell Brand, billions of taxpayer dollars stolen in Medicare and Medicaid scams, an epidemic of heroin deaths, soccer, bankrupt school districts and hospitals, overcrowded prisons, and endless tax hikes to pay for all the immigrant services, as small town after small town goes all-Mexican, or all-Somali or all-Hmong.
The people coming in aren’t the ones exulting about “the browning of America.” It’s smug liberals who want America to be humbled and destroyed. The cultural left is overjoyed at the remaking of our society into one that is poorer, browner and less free.
These changes are entirely the result of government policies that were never debated, much less put to a vote. Americans have not been consulted on the question of whether to turn our country into some other country. Never mind what we’re doing. You’ll thank us later.
I know it’s gauche to consider what Americans want, but how about the immigrants? Presumably some didn’t come only for the welfare, crime and terrorism opportunities. They decided to move to the United States — not Mexico or Somalia or China — because they wanted to live in America. If our current immigration policies aren’t stopped, they’re going to wonder why they bothered.
2015 ANN COULTER
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