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Date of Issue: July 07, 2010

Barfield records request hearing July 14

Another hearing on the public records request by consultant Michael Barfield of Sarasota for the e-mails relating to public business to and from Anna Maria Commissioner Harry Stoltzfus is scheduled for 3:30 p.m., July 14, in courtroom 5E of the Manatee County Circuit Court.

Judge Edward Nicholas will preside over the hearing.

Barfield’s original request March 10 for Stoltzfus’ records triggered a series of other public records requests in Anna Maria from a variety of sources to both public and private individuals.

City clerk Alice Baird said in early June that the city had copied more than 40,000 pages of e-mails from the 32 public records requests it had received at that time.

There have been further public records requests since then, Baird said last week.

Barfield’s legal counsel is attorney Valerie Fernandez, who also represents Pine Avenue Restoration LLC.