Deerfield-News.com-Deerfield Beach-Mayor Ganz in his infamous email to Deerfield-News.com where he stated he did not have access to email or cell service lied! We never believed him from the day he sent the unsolicited email, but now after re-reviewing, the documents sent to us in the records request he blatantly lied, oh well a politician that lies. Mayor get your screenshots of the texts messages and get the name and number of who you spoke to for 28 minutes and have our city clerk release those public documents to me. You sir were able to communicate and in fact, did. Why not just fess up to the good folks of Deerfield Beach and say the truth.
You can think you know what the law is, but you are mistaken these are public records stop delaying their release to us. Your bullying tactics will not work with us we are not going anywhere except to keep pounding you and your corrupt group of followers out of office. The delaying of a Public Records Request by abusing your Mayoral powers or having the city manager do it for you, knowing you have lied to us is not going to stop us from getting those documents. To the contrary Mayor, we will garner more media attention to your shenanigans and seek a “Writ of Mandamus” if needed costing the taxpayers money for your lie.
The definition of a Writ of Mandamus: Thanks-Pat
What is a Writ of Mandamus?
A writ of mandamus can be issued by a judge at a petitioner’s request when the authority of a higher court is needed to compel an action by an individual person, a government agency, or a lower court to do something they are legally required to do.
Writs of mandamus are not routine. Normally, court rulings go through the ordinary appeals process, where a higher court can make a ruling on the decision of a lower court. Before a petition for a writ of mandamus in a court case can be considered, a reason why the traditional appeals process wouldn’t work or wouldn’t be relevant needs to be demonstrated. No other legal relief, or solution to the problem, can be available in order for a writ of mandamus to be considered.
A writ of mandamus is basically a last resort. All other options to resolve the situation legally must have been attempted or not applicable before a judge considers granting a writ of mandamus. Also, the risk of a serious injustice occurring if action is not taken must be present.
Deerfield-News.com-Deerfield Beach,Fl——— Original Message ——–
Subject: Mayor’s funeral
From: Bill Ganz <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, June 29, 2017 8:48 am
To: Howard Levy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
It has been brought to my attention that you posted something on a site regarding my absence at Mayor Robb’s service.
For your information, I was out of town on a pre-planned trip from Thursday night through Sunday. I was without both phone and Internet service from Friday afternoon until Sunday morning. My absence was not out of disrespect but due to a previous commitment.
Mayor of Deerfield Beach
Sent from my iPhone
The link you sent has now been reviewed by a University student for me, seems I missed/did not or could not open some info the first time, now raising “SERIOUS” questions.
You have xxxx for the dates on cell spreadsheet and those should not be redacted please remove and resend.
We respectfully request a statement from someone in the city that the only cell number the Mayor uses for city business is 954-816-1936.
There are 7 incoming texts want screenshots of all of them, and confirmation from your carrier when they were looked at.
PLEASE SEND ALL VOICEMAILS AS WELL.
There is a call for 28 minutes how could the mayor not have been available???????????
How can the Mayor say he could not be communicated with that is a complete lie as evidenced by this information? Maybe someone wants to come clean and correct the record as well as provide all of the information we are entitled to by Statute 119.
This was our prior clarification email of this week before reading the posted spreadsheet with evidence the Mayor used his cell phone and read text messages.
Again I respectfully request all screenshots and voicemail information from Mayor during 6-22-6-25 2017 as evidenced by documents you sent in PRR 4839. These items are not exempt from the statute 119
Our Public Records Request for where the Mayor was during the weekend of late Mayor Robb’funeral was initiated by an unsolicited email Deerfield -News.comreceived from Mayor.
Send me the number and name of the caller Mayor was talking to for 28 minutes 6-22-17-6-25-2017. We have requested and re-requested the screenshots of his text messages, that he could not receive but did because he was out of town without cell or email service. They are not exempt, you or the city manager are intentionally having the city clerk not send them.
I understand Deerfield-News.com has established that Mayor is LIAR, that is not an exemption of the statute.
Have Mr. Maurodis send us the documents that are not exempt by the statute or the legal explanation for you not sending them.
Just resending us the same information you did on PRR4839 my original request when I could not open your attachment with the evidence that in fact there were calls received and texts too is not sufficient.
Please have Mr. Maurodis respond to this request if you refuse to complete it as per the statute with an explanation of why the city will not complete our request.
We are entitled to these records and are going to get these records directly from the city or by “Writ of Mandamus”.
119.01 General state policy on public records.—
(1) It is the policy of this state that all state, county, and municipal records are open for personal inspection and copying by any person. Providing access to public records is a duty of each agency.
(2)(a) Automation of public records must not erode the right of access to those records. As each agency increases its use of and dependence on electronic recordkeeping, each agency must provide reasonable public access to records electronically maintained and must ensure that exempt or confidential records are not disclosed except as otherwise permitted by law.
(12) “Public records” means all documents, papers, letters, maps, books, tapes, photographs, films, sound recordings, data processing software, or other material, regardless of the physical form, characteristics, or means of transmission, made or received pursuant to law or ordinance or in connection with the transaction of official business by any agency.