Ms England,
Now, look at that! That wasn't so difficult, now was it? Just imagine the hassle, irritation, time and e-mails that could have been saved if you had told me this information immediately upon receipt of my PRR. Now, let's compare:
rupe calls in and you MENTION to her that there's an e-mail from me. She requests to see that e-mail and you send it to her immediately -- "immediately". Now, wasn't that a wonderful coincidence that rupe called in within twenty-two minutes of you getting into the office on that particular date and as you were reading your e-mail and that you didn't send her to the official "Ombudsman"?
I requested information from your office that you just proved you remembered very well the circumstances under which you forwarded the e-mail to rupe and I received a response from you saying that my PRR was forwarded to the "official Ombudsman". From there it went on to the IT Dept. where, two weeks later, I finally printed the law out, went to your office, requested to see the info, had the County Attorney called on my request and then went to the IT Dept. in Viera to receive the information, where I was called a liar.
Wouldn't it have been easier to have given me the same treatment as rupe? Wouldn't it have avoided all of this frustration? Wouldn't your life have been easier over the last few weeks -- weeks, not "immediately" -- if you had treated me equally as the Florida Constitution states we have the constitutional right to be treated?
I know about the search engine that comes with all current e-mail programs and that most people know how to use them. I also know that it would have taken you two minutes, max, to go to the "Sent" folder on your computer, to scroll down to the date I had requested -- and that you apparently remember in detail -- to click on the e-mail and hit "Forward" again. Two minutes would have been spent on you obeying the law, obeying the Florida Constitution, treating one D1 resident the same as you treat another.
As to meeting with Comm. Fisher, why on earth would I want to do that? He didn't listen during the first meeting. He didn't keep his word from the first meeting. He didn't step in and enforce the Sunshine Law, nor the Florida Constitution during the last three weeks. And during all of this that his office -- YOU -- put me through, he raised my taxes and I PAID THE TWO OF YOU TO DO THIS! Isn't that just wonderful?
Yeah. You two got away with it. Again. But everyone in Brevard County knows about it now. It's all on my website, every e-mail has been forwarded to my list of folks interested in this stuff and everyone knows that D1 is willing to treat someone the way you and Robin Fisher treated me. And, yes. They paid you to do so, too. I hope they remember that.
Check out the headline on my website. It mentions the word, "Recall". Is anyone surprised?
Remember: If the City/County/State/Nation can do it to your fellow citizen, they can do it to you, too. Stand up for your neighbor, because if you don't, the City/County/State/Nation will come for you next.
Remember: Anyone who does not give you a wake-up call when they see you being stupid, self-destructive, or both, just plain doesn't care about you. It's those of us who do wake you up who care.
----- Original Message -----
From: England, Kathleen B
To: Lindy
Cc: Commissioner, D1 ; Lewis, Sally A ; Tipton, Howard
Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 10:51 AM
Subject: Response to Public Records Request / from Linda McKinney / dated Oct. 11, 2011 @ 12:54 am

Ms. McKinney:


In response to your recent e-mail:

·         There is no standing order or request for your e-mails from Ms. Rupe or anyone else.

·         The same day you forwarded the e-mail to our office Ms. Rupe called in, I mentioned your email;  she then made her verbal request for a copy.

·         The information was immediately available therefore, I forwarded it.

·         Under the current records management policy, there is no charge as the task took under ˝ hour

·         I have not forwarded any other e-mails from you to Ms. Rupe.


In speaking with the County Attorney’s Office, we have been advised against fulfilling standing orders for e-mails.  It is suggested that you make a public records request at the close of every week / month to request e-mails from specific persons/addresses.


Commissioner Fisher advises that if you would like to meet with him on this matter to please contact our office and we will be happy to arrange a time (321-264-6750).


Kathie England

District 1 Commission




Request from Ms. McKinney dated October 11, 2011 @ 12:54 am:


Comm. Fisher and Ms England,


If you will review the Public Records Request I sent to Ms England on Oct 6, 2011, I did NOT request Ms England to forward to me the e-mail she forwarded to rupe. I DID request the following from Ms England: 


---- Quote


"1) Copy of the PRR in WHATEVER FORM it exists, from rupe to you for the e-mail from me to the BOCC dated Sep. 7, 2011.

"2) Copy of any invoice given rupe for the time/effort spent to do the PRR for the Sep. 7, 2011 e-mail.

"3) Copy of "standing order" PRR from rupe that requests that any e-mails from Linda McKinney to the BOCC or Brevard County in general be forwarded to rupe; and date of commencement of "standing order".

"4) Any bills or invoices associated with such a request."


----- Close quote


I requested Ms England send the Public Records Request "from YOUR computer, from YOUR files."  I STILL request a COPY of the PRR that rupe submitted to the D1 office that would have given Ms England the instruction to forward my e-mail to rupe. I request it whether it be in the form of an e-mail, fax, memo, notes taken from a voice conversation, personal reminder, calendar event, sticky note, fly's wings, whether it's written in gum on the bottom of a shoe, I request to physically see a copy of the Public Records Request rupe submitted that got her the e-mail all this hassle has been about. It is my RIGHT under FL SS 119 to receive it and I WILL receive it one way or another, or there will be an admission made that there was no PRR and that Ms England acted without such a request.


Unfortunately, IF this be the case, she either acted in the interests of rupe, performing a personal favor for rupe, and then trying to hide the fact via not responding to my Public Records Request that I sent to all Commissioners' offices simultaneously. This is the second PRR request for a copy of rupe's request. FL SS 119 is perfectly clear as to what should happen. Denying me only endangers your careers. Do not delay.


To those who were unaware (those who have not read my website page), I hand delivered to D1's office a Public Records Request that read:


------------------ Public Records Request Delivered Oct. 4, 2011 to D1:


Under Florida Law, email addresses are Public Records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to public record requests, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.