Please meet our newest STOTW honoree, Michael Butler of Hallandale Beach, Florida.
Mike is the 46th recipient of our Sunshine Troublemaker of the Week award, adding to our healthy crop of Florida sunshine lovers.
According to Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper our STOTW is nothing but a political operative.
The mayor skates over or is unfamiliar with the part of the Florida Sunshine Law that says that why someone wants records is irrelevant. Lots of government officials in Florida have a similar misunderstanding.
As a result, Mayor Joy Cooper and four city commissioners voted last week to pay an attorney $185/hour to fight Butler’s records request.
Butler blogs at Change Hallandale. What he wants is very simple: He wants to know who received an email from Mayor Joy Cooper bragging about her record of mayoral accomplishments.
We welcome Butler to this exclusive fraternity of STOTWs and wish him the best in getting that email. Maybe he’ll get a $225,000 settlement as well.