PUBLIC RECORDS RESEARCH AND OTHER DOCUMENTS
Public Records Requests insure transparency an essential element for democracy. It’s how citizens keep track of their government’s actions. Over the pas 18 months, Lake County Voices of Reason members initiated over 30 public records requests (PRRs) to the Florida Office of the Senate General Counsel, the Florida Department of State and the Lake County Government. The PRR results have been powerful proof that the process for obtaining the confederate statue was flawed from the outset and continues to be one without diversity, community or socio-economic merit.
Virtually every email (approx. 2,000), letter, calendar item – even text message has been valuable in the fight against relocating the statue to Lake County. Many support our contention that the Lake County Board of Commissioners and the State Ad Hoc Selection Committee were misled resulting in an improper decision.
SB 472 Committee on Appropriations Version (NB: Footnote 20)