SaintPetersBlog submits public records request for Mayor Bill Foster’s “detailed plan” to keep Tampa Bay Rays in City of St. Petersburg

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This morning, after reading this story, I submitted the following public records request for Mayor Bill Foster’s “detailed plan” to keep the Tampa Bay Rays in the City of St. Petersburg:

Dear Ms. Andujar,

Pursuant to Florida Statute 119.01(1), as a member of the general public I am requesting that the Office of the Mayor and any agent or department acting under the direction of the Office of the Mayor, comply with its duty to provide access to public records, as afforded by Florida law pertaining to any and all of the following public records related to Mayor Bill Foster’s “detailed plan” to keep the Tampa Bay Rays in the City of St. Petersburg as referenced by the Mayor at the meeting of the City Council on August 18 and reported by Michael Sasso of the Tampa Tribune, including the following:

–    All documents including but not limited to all memos, emails, and correspondence created by the Office of the Mayor relating to said “detailed plan.”

–    All documents including but not limited to all memos, emails, and correspondence created by any and all members of the City Council relating to said “detailed plan.”

–    All documents including but not limited to all memos, emails, and correspondence created by any city staff relating to said “detailed plan.”

I request that the information I seek be provided in electronic format via an electronic file, in lieu of hard copies.

Should you anticipate any problems with fulfilling this request in its entirety, please contact me no later than 2 PM on Monday, August 22, 2011, at the above email. In the event that you decline to provide any of the above requested information, Chapter 119 requires you to advise me in writing and indicate the applicable exemption to the Public Records Act. In the event that you cite an exemption which you claim only applies to a portion of the records, I ask that you kindly delete or redact the exempted information and provide the remaining information to the greatest extent possible.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter; I look forward to hearing from you.

Peter Schorsch

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.