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County housing agency seeks probe of city authority



In their latest spat, the Pinellas County Housing Authority wants Attorney General Bill McCollum and State Attorney Bernie McCabe to investigate the St. Petersburg Housing Authority for violating the open records law.

Or at least charging too much: the city agency wants the county to pay more than $19,000 for records, notably executive director Darrell Irions' email. The county begs to differ in a fight first noted here at Saint Petersblog 2.0.

The county wants the record to build a case for a $26,000 refund from a law firm that used to work for both of the agencies, back in the day when the authorities were partners and planned a home together, a joint headquarters.

McCollum spokeswoman Ryan Wiggins said the complaint hasn't been received, but generally the attorney general tries to mediate a compromise on records fights.

David DeCamp, Times staff writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:17pm]


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