Jason Parsley, executive editor of the South Florida Gay News, sits in at his office Monday in Wilton Manors, Fla. The public’s right to see government records is coming at an ever-increasing price, as authorities set fees and hourly charges that often prevent information from flowing. The Broward Sheriff’s Office told Parsley last year that it would cost $399,000 and take four years to provide every email for a one-year period that contained certain derogatory words for gays.
Jason Parsley, executive editor of the South Florida Gay News, sits in at his office Monday in Wilton Manors, Fla. The public’s right to see government records is coming at an ever-increasing price, as authorities set fees and hourly charges that often prevent information from flowing. The Broward Sheriff’s Office told Parsley last year that it would cost $399,000 and take four years to provide every email for a one-year period that contained certain derogatory words for gays. Alan Diaz The Associated Press
Jason Parsley, executive editor of the South Florida Gay News, sits in at his office Monday in Wilton Manors, Fla. The public’s right to see government records is coming at an ever-increasing price, as authorities set fees and hourly charges that often prevent information from flowing. The Broward Sheriff’s Office told Parsley last year that it would cost $399,000 and take four years to provide every email for a one-year period that contained certain derogatory words for gays. Alan Diaz The Associated Press

Big fees to view public documents discourage public access

March 14, 2015 09:52 PM