EDC Publishes Statement On Hearing vs. Clerk of Court
By Space Coast Daily // January 29, 2014
EDC MAINTAINS IT IS A PRIVATE ORGANIZATION
ABOVE VIDEO: Brevard County Clerk of Courts Scott Ellis at today’s hearing talks about his Second Amended petition, and on the briefs that both the Clerk and EDC were ordered to file for the court’s review to determine whether or not the EDC is subject to Chapter 119, Florida Statutes with regard to the public’s access to public records.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Following the first day of court hearing on whether or not the Economic Development Commission is subject to Chapter 119, Florida Statutes with regard to the public’s access to public records, Lynda Weatherman, president and CEO of the EDC released this statement:
“We were glad for the opportunity to make our points on the opening day of this two-day hearing and highlight the role of the EDC within the economic development activities of Brevard County. We maintain our stance that we are a private organization not subject to public records law — a stance the facts will bear out. On Friday we will continue with our position and continue to present more facts. We look forward to resolving this matter and returning our full focus to the business of bringing business to the Space Coast.”
Witnesses in today’s hearing included Weatherman, Ellis, Clerk of Courts internal auditor Keith McBride and Greg Weiner, the EDC’s senior director of business development.