WUFT: Cost of Sunshine

Number 28450
Subject Public Records
Source WUFT-TV Channel 5 (Gainesville, FL)
Year 2018
Publication Date April 16, 2018
Summary Public record requests of various county and local governments were made in an effort to determine the number of public record requests received by each governmental unit, the cost to provide access to the requested records, the fees recovered from requestors, and copies of agency public record access policies. Those governmental units not audited received a survey designed to obtain the same information sought in the public record requests. Public record requests included all county constitutional officers in nine Florida counties as well as the city clerk in the county seat. County constitutional officers include the state attorney; sheriff; clerk of court; tax collector; property appraiser; supervisor of elections; public defender; and school superintendent. Counties were chosen based on geographic and population diversity. Six state agencies were also included: Executive Office of Governor, Attorney General,Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Department of Financial Services, Department of Juvenile Justice, Department of Veteran’s Affairs.
Category Contest Entry
Keywords WUFT-TV, public records, government, costs, requests, transparency
Related Links https://www.wuft.org/news/the-cost-of-sunshine-2018-audit/
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