FYI Miami: September 13, 2018

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Written by Miami Today on September 11, 2018

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PUBLIC RECORDS STUDY:The office of Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez will study how to better streamline public records request fulfillment, as county commissioners last week directed Mr. Giménez to prepare a report to improve the process, as well as related efforts to increase transparency and responsiveness. Florida statutes state the public has a right to inspect or copy public records not labeled exempt or confidential, with costs associated with the use of personnel, supervisory and technological resources able to be passed on to the public records requester in accordance with public records law. In fulfilling public records requests, the county tries to balance the goal of transparency with the administrative costs and time-consuming nature of fulfilling public records requests, County Attorney Abigail Price-Williams wrote Sept. 5. The item, sponsored by Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, stipulates Mr. Giménez is to return to the commission with his findings within 90 days.

NO BIG BANGS: The Coral Gables City Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to make opposition to offshore drilling and exploration activities, including seismic air gun blasting an active part of the citys legislative agenda. This resolution moves against the Trump administrations pl....

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