UNCLE TOM – MIE BOY DOESN’T UNDERSTAND WHAT A 119 REQUEST IS.

I sent him the following email. No where does it ask for a public document but he insists that it is a public records request.
Joe Griffin <godforjoe@gmail.com>
Wed, May 20, 10:31 PM (16 hours ago)
to White, Meagan

Thus, “the law provides any member of the public access to public records, whether he or she be the most outstanding civic citizen or the most heinous criminal.” Church of Scientology Flag Service Org., Inc. v. Wood, No. 97-688CI-07 (Fla. 6th Cir. Ct. February 27, 1997). “[A]s long as the citizens of this state desire and insist upon ‘open government’ and liberal public records disclosure, as a cost of that freedom public officials have to put up with demanding citizens even when they are obnoxious as long as they violate no laws.” State v. Colby, No. MM96-317A-XX (Fla. Highlands Co. Ct. May 23, 1996). “Even though a public agency may believe that a person or group are fanatics, harassers or are extremely annoying, the public records are available to all of the citizens of the State of Florida.” Salvadore v. City of Stuart, No. 91-812 CA (Fla. 19th Cir. Ct. December 17, 1991). And see Curry v. State, 811 So. 2d 736, 741 (Fla. 4th DCA 2002) (defendant’s conduct in making over 40 public records requests concerning victim constituted a “legitimate purpose,” and thus cannot violate the stalking law “because the right to obtain the records is established by statute and acknowledged in the state constitution”).

 

 

His responsive email is below followed by mine to him. Yet to receive any responses to 119 requests I have submitted in the past month.

If this Is a 119 Request…please refine your request so we may assist you. Thank you Kindest Regards, Tommie Jones, Interim Manager

Joe Griffin <godforjoe@gmail.com>
2:13 PM (56 minutes ago)
to White, Meagan, Town

No, it’s not.

 

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