On December 1, 2020, at 12 p.m., during the Special Meeting of the Board of County Commissioners, the Commission Chair will announce the Board’s intention to hold a closed-to-the-public litigation strategy meeting in the case styled Toby Smith v. Alachua County
, Civil Case #2020-CA-1155. The Board will immediately thereafter conduct the closed-to-the-public attorney-client litigation strategy session concerning the litigation. The procedures applicable to this infrequently-used meeting procedure are governed by Section 286.011(8), Florida Statutes. Based on that statutory section, and for the limited purpose specified there, attorney-client litigation strategy sessions are exempt from the Sunshine Law and can be closed to the public.
Following the closed-to-the-public attorney-client litigation session, the participants will return to the Special Meeting, whereupon the Special Meeting will continue.
Only the following persons will attend the closed-to-the-public attorney-client litigation session:
- Commissioner Ken Cornell, Chair
- Commissioner Marihelen Wheeler, Vice Chair
- Commissioner Charles Chestnut, IV
- Commissioner Mary Alford
- Commissioner Anna Prizzia
- Michele Lieberman, County Manager
- Sylvia Torres, County Attorney
- Bob Swain, Deputy County Attorney
- Certified Court Reporter
The entire attorney-client litigation strategy session will be recorded by a certified court reporter and the recording transcribed. Upon conclusion of the litigation, the transcript of the attorney-client litigation strategy session shall be made part of the public record.
For more information, contact the Alachua County Communications Office at 352-374-5204.