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Monthly Archives: August 2018

City manager pledges compliance with records search

By Schwed Kahle & Kress, P.A. |

On Monday, in the wake of public and media scrutiny regarding his use of a private email account to discuss some city business, City Manager Tom Barwin read from a prepared statement and pledged to comply with an ongoing search for any messages that might be subject to the state’s Sunshine Law.

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Sarasota city manager surrendering personal devices for independent email examination

By Schwed Kahle & Kress, P.A. |

City Manager Tom Barwin will surrender his personal cell phone and laptop to the city attorney pending an independent forensic examination of the devices to ensure all stored city-related matters are made public, following recent revelations Barwin has extensively used his private email account to conduct city business.

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Sarasota hires law firm to defend Barwin in potential litigation stemming from personal email usage

By Schwed Kahle & Kress, P.A. |

The city has hired an outside lawyer to defend City Manager Tom Barwin in looming litigation stemming from his years-long use of private email to conduct city business — and it could cost taxpayers thousands of dollars.

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