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Sarasota News Leader March 8, 2013 Page 40 DOUBTS EXPRESSED Part of the fallout of the investigation was the transfer of the IT Department from the city Another local IT consultant was less than flat- manager's realm to the control of City Auditor tering after reading the Sylint report. and Clerk Pam Nadalini. "There was not criminal wrongdoing found, "We are currently working on various IT-reand almost all the issues identified are IT op- lated policies to bring forward," she told the erations problems that are the result of lack of commission March 4. "I would really like funding, staff resources, training or all three," [them in] a resolution so the commission can wrote Ari Weinstein to Turner. Weinstein is a buy into this process." principal in iNet Consulting. Mayor Suzanne Atwell summed up the saga: "There is a lot of focus on the searching and "We need to remove this cloud of uncertainaccess of emails that are exempt from pub- ty that's been over the city for 16 months. lic records requests, which seems to ignore It's been frustrating and drawn out. It's been the fact that supervisors have the clear legal tough going. Now the staff and us and the citright to access these emails," wrote Weinstein. izens need to get on with the business of the "[M]any of the so-called security breaches city." identified are simply out-of-date systems. While this isn't ideal, it isn't the crisis that The motion to accept the Sylint report passed unanimously. % Sylint portrays it to be." Manuel R. Chepote, LUTCF Chepote Insurance Inc. 1300 Main Street • Sarasota, Florida (941) 366-0100 Serving Sarasota & Manatee Counties Auto • Home • Life Renters • Motorcycles Flood • Business • Annuities Financial Services Click for driving directions

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