This little oceanfront town is the latest target of a brother team that’s sued governments across Florida over public records and meetings laws.
The damages: $3.50.
In a lawsuit filed May 6 in Palm Beach County Circuit Court, Joel Chandler says that on April 15, Gulf Stream Clerk Rita Taylor took 10 minutes to copy some plans and charged Chandler $6.95: $3.45, for 23 pages at 15 cents a page, and the rest for labor.
Chandler argued state law requires the town charge only for the cost of duplication.
Joel and Robert Chandler of Lakeland, who operate a blog called www.Fogwatch.org, have suits — still active — against Boynton Beach police and the city of Boynton Beach; Palm Beach County (PalmTran), the county Medical Examiner, and the Sheriff’s Office; the West Palm Beach-based South Florida Water Management District, and the municipalities of Atlantis and Riviera Beach. One suit against the city of Greenacres was dismissed in January.