Monthly Archives: September 2018
Lawyers representing Sarasota City Manager Tom Barwin in a public records lawsuit claim the plaintiff in the case has no substantive legal argument since every public record from the top administrator’s private email account dating back to 2012 has been recovered and made public.
An attorney for City Manager Tom Barwin said an initial review does not suggest Barwin conducted substantive city business via private email, though critics see issues.
A partial examination of City Manager Tom Barwin’s personal Gmail account revealed the top administrator’s personal email account contained more than 100 public records he failed to forward to the city.
A lawsuit filed Thursday against Sarasota City Manager Tom Barwin and the city alleges that the top administrator’s frequent failure to produce city-related discussions from his private Gmail account as part of numerous public records requests broke state open records law and eroded public trust in local government.