TC PALM: Did panel members' Facebook chat about reservoir break Florida Sunshine law?

TC PALM: Written by Tyler Treadway. May 19, 2017.

Facebook conversations about a proposed Lake Okeechobee reservoir appears to violate Florida's sunshine laws because it involved three members of a South Florida Water Management District advisory board, according to the First Amendment Foundation.

Nyla Pipes of Port St. Lucie, Newton Earl Cook of Tequesta and Mikhael Elfenbein of Englewood — all members of the Water Resources Advisory Commission (WRAC) — talked to each other about the reservoir in posts, comments and replies on Pipes' Facebook page in April and May.

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