County Commision's Informal Meetings Under Review
About six people, including Republican strategist Ward Scott have filed complaints with the state attorney's office in Alachua County, that call into question informal meetings held by county commissioners.
The complaints alleged the commission is in violation of the state's Sunshine Laws, which are designed to hold government publicly accountable and keep the political process open.
But the county contends that their meetings are open to the public, with reasonable notice and that minutes are recorded.
Those are technically the only three requirements of the law.
The State Attorney's Office reviews all complaints submitted to their office and are currently looking over audio and video files submitted by Scott, along with agenda's from meetings to determine if an investigation is necessary.
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