There’s no point in attending the toll roads webinars: instead ask Florida governor DeSantis to use the toll road funds for pandemic relief.
FDOT didn’t listen to First Amendment Foundation: “All portions of the Sunshine Law continue to apply even during this horrible pandemic. No part of the Law has been suspended or modified as applied to state agencies. As a result, I respectfully request that FDOT exercise patience, cancel any and all M-CORES Task Force meetings, and reschedule the meetings only when members of the Task Force and Florida citizens can fully participate in-person and by all feasible means.
Instead, FDOT scheduled more bogus webinars this week, starting tomorrow.
Thanks to the No Roads to Ruin (NRTR) steering committee, here is the FAF letter to FDOT (PDF).
- Jim Turner, News Service of Florida, 29 May 2020, First Amendment Foundation calls for Florida DOT to stop toll road webinars
- Jim Turner, law.com, 1 June 2020, First Amendment Group Opposes Webinars on Toll Roads: “The webinars are a poor substitute for the kind of government that is required by Florida’s Sunshine Law,” First Amendment Foundation President Pamela Marsh wrote.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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