Tag: Task Force on Open Government

A.G. GancarskiJune 29, 2018

Disclosure: this writer appeared in front of this task force for a “media panel.” Jacksonville’s slogan, “It’s easier here,” doesn’t extend to navigating local government or getting real information from it, according to a group of community leaders assembled by former City Council President Anna Brosche. In its final report, the Jacksonville City Council Task Force […]

A.G. GancarskiJune 7, 2018

Jacksonville’s Task Force on Open Government is slated to wrap up this month and one member — former Florida Times-Union columnist Ron Littlepage — offered a statement this week saying that when it came to open government, the city’s practices left something to be desired. “We’ve heard members of the [Lenny Curry] administration say they are following the law […]

A.G. GancarskiMay 17, 2018

The city of Jacksonville’s approach to handling public records has taken criticism from multiple sides in the last week. Among the charges: that the city is contravening the letter and the spirit of open government by slow-walking requests, by vetting seemingly problematic applications with affected officials before fulfilling them, by claiming exemptions from disclosure, by […]

A.G. GancarskiApril 10, 2018

Jacksonville City Council President Anna Brosche kicked off an “open government task force” Tuesday, with a conclave of community leaders exploring the concept of transparency. Featuring a host of characters ranging from co-chairs Hank Coxe and Sherry Magill to politicians Audrey Moran and Jim Overton to former Florida Times-Union columnist Ron Littlepage, the group will “undertake an in-depth review of Jacksonville’s legislative process and the […]

A.G. GancarskiMarch 26, 2018

Jacksonville City Council President Anna Brosche got her task force to look at transparency in local government. The bill (2018-133) passed Tuesday’s Council agenda after having passed the Rules Committee unanimously last week, though the vote didn’t reflect issues between one committee member and a controversial nominee. “The Task Force on Open Government” will “undertake an in-depth review of […]


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