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St. Pete Housing Authority: We're clear of records complaint



Attorney General Bill McCollum's office and State Attorney Bernie McCabe won't pursue a complaint by the Pinellas County Housing Authority that the city authority violated Florida's open records law, the SPHA announced today (Download SPHA_AG_0110-3).

The county authority has learned McCable won't pursue the complaint, but board chairman Joe Triolo said he was unaware of a decision by McCollum. McCollum's office didn't have an immediate answer but was checking, and the city agency had no records to document the decision.

In November, the county authority complained the city counterpart broke the law by seeking to charge up to $19,720 for roughly 17,000 emails and make the county authority wait seven months for the records. It was the latest spat in last year's break-up of the two agencies.

David DeCamp, Times staff writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:23pm]


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