Because section 286.011 “was enacted in the public interest to protect the public from ‘closed door’ politics ․ the law must be broadly construed to effect its remedial and protective purpose.” Wood v. Marston, 442 So.2d 934, 938 (Fla.1983). As this Court has explained,
[t]he statute should be construed so as to frustrate all evasive devices. This can be accomplished only by embracing the collective inquiry and discussion stages within the terms of the statute, as long as such inquiry and discussion is conducted by any committee or other authority appointed and established by a governmental agency, and relates to any matter on which foreseeable action will be taken.
Town of Palm Beach v. Gradison, 296 So.2d 473, 477 (Fla.1974). “Mere showing that the government in the sunshine law has been violated constitutes an irreparable public injury․” Id. Therefore, where officials have violated section 286.011, the official action is void ab initio. Id.
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