What We Do
The FLCGA provides support and assistance for citizens and investigative journalists working to ensure government accountability and transparency
Civic engagement is critical to a healthy and robust democratic society. Citizens rely on a variety of news sources for information essential to their ability to hold government accountable for its actions. Traditional news outlets, particularly at the local level, face pressures and are increasingly unable to meet the informational needs of the public because of limited and dwindling resources.
The goal of FLCGA is to both facilitate and accelerate local on-the-ground reporting with the tools, expertise and knowledge using aggressive public records investigation and well-sourced quality reporting.
what we do
Public Records Assistance
The FLCGA provides assistance to citizens and journalists seeking access to government information. Such assistance may include drafting public record requests and responding to government responses to those requests with the goal of ensuring that those seeking access to government information are able to obtain public records in a timely and cost-effective manner.
The FLCGA produces investigative journalism in multiple media (print/broadcast/podcasts) and partners as appropriate with other media outlets, platforms, and non-profits
Publicly accessible Vault
The FLCGA maintains a publicly accessible “vault” that hosts the documents obtained through its journalism and litigation. The FLCGA encourages non-affiliated journalists to deposit public record documents in the vault.
The FLCGA supports government accountability while engaging agencies throughout Florida on open-access issues, filing lawsuits to enforce compliance on our own or with partners when necessary. The FLCGA litigates open-records issues for FLCGA reporters, freelance journalists, and citizen watchdogs.