Monday, January 24, 2011

Going up the Ladder for Help

Office of Attorney General
State of Florida
the Capitol PL-01
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1050

Dear General Bondi:

I enclose an open-records request to the Hillsborough county school board’ public affairs director, Linda Cobbe, who is supposed to fulfill these requests.

I asked for this information first three months ago and have asked for it three times subsequently. Ms. Cobbe has not acknowledged my requests.

Could your office intervene and get the Hillsborough County schools to render the material I have requested?

Thank you.


Lee Drury De Cesare
15316 Gulf Boulevard 802
Madeira Beach, FL 33708

January 12, 2011

Ms. Cobbe:

Please provide me with the following public information. This is my 3rd request for these data according to my records:

The hiring history of Ms. Elia, including the applications of her competitors as well as the application of Ms. Elia; copies of the advertising done and in what national organs and at what cost to the taxpayers; a copy of the stenographic notes of the board’s exhanges on the hiring of Ms. Elia, especially the conversation about lowering the Ph.D. requirement to a master’s, Ms. Elia’s terminal degree;

The hiring history of Mr. Tom Gonzalez, including the advertising of the job and the cost to taxpayers of that required advertising; the applications of Mr. Gonzalez and of other attorneys for the job; any discussion recorded stenographically of the board’s remarks during the attorney’s hiring conference(s); This is my second request for this material;

The school’s court records of the Renee Anderson case;
this is my second request for these data.

Thank you. When you have assembled these documents, please email me, and I will come in from the beach to review them.

Lee Drury De Cesare
15316 Gulf Boulevard 802
Madeira Beach, FL 33708

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