Where’s the public records link on Public Service Commission site?by Dara Kam | February 25th, 2011
Sen. Mike Fasano is demanding that a public records link be reinstalled on the Public Service Commission Web site.
The link disappeared after new chairman Art Graham took over the regulatory panel in January.
Fasano, a harsh critic of the PSC for years, wrote Graham a letter asking that the link to the public records requests and the agency’s responses go back online.
“Given the systemic problems over the past few years regarding the demonstrated lack of access to public records, the wrongful denial and unacceptable delays in providing such public records, and the questionable conduct of some who have served on the commission, this is not the time to remove the general public’s access to commission records,” Fasano, R-New Port Richey, wrote.
The PSC was embroiled in a BlackBerry scandal two years ago involving messages exchanged between the PSC and an FPL attorney that sparked a myriad of ethics complaints and an investigation that found no laws were broken.