Access to public records is a fundamental right, and helps keep citizens informed and government transparent. In recent years, there has been an increase in questionable public records requests specifically designed to cause cities to incur extraordinary or unreasonable costs. These requests are costing cities millions of dollars to comply. The Broward League of Cities supports a bill recently filed in the Florida Legislature that will minimize the number of frivolous lawsuits filed at taxpayer expense by separating legitimate individuals who actually want public records from those that are abusing the law and only want attorney’s fees. Read.
President Greg Ross in Sun Sentinel 100
December 18, 2016