Remember when our previous attorney would not allow Joe Griffin public records relating to Tommie Jones Countyline Business Design Services, but because of his position that would not be the case and here is the law regarding the matter:
The case law has established “two general sets of circumstances” when records
belonging to a private entity must be produced as public records. See, Weekly Planet,
Inc. v. Hillsborough County Aviation Authority, 829 So. 2d 970, 974 (Fla. 2d DCA 2002)and B & S Utilities, Inc. v. Baskerville-Donovan, Inc., 988 So. 2d 17 (Fla. 1st DCA 2008); County of Volusia v. Emergency Communications Network, Inc., 39 So. 3d 1280 (Fla. 5th DCA 2010).
First, when a public entity contracts with a private entity to provide
services to facilitate the agency’s performance of its duties and the “totality of factors”indicates a significant level of involvement by the public agency. ( I would think being assigned a Town Manager Position would definitely give that right.)
Second, when a public entity delegates a statutorily authorized function to a private entity. .
IT GOES TO SHOW, YOU JUST CAN’T TRUST ATTORNEYS TO TELL THE TRUTH. TO PROTECT THEIR CLIENTS THEY WILL DEFINITELY BE IN A GRAY AREA.