But Mosaic probably won't win the next round, according to County Attorney Janette Knowlton.
appealed the case this week to the 2nd District Court of Appeals
is appealing an Oct. 17 order from Circuit Judge Keith Kyle.
Kyle had ruled that Knowlton
must release the transcript of an "executive session" held by the commission Aug. 25 to discuss phosphate litigation strategy.
said Friday the county did provide documentary proof that it followed the proper procedures.
"I don't think (the judge) appreciated the significance of what that was," Knowlton
A check of minutes of recent commission meetings also shows the county had followed the required procedures.
They include that the county provided public notice in advance and the commission announced during a public meeting that it was going into the private session.
also publicly announced the purpose of the meeting, how long it was expected to last and who would participate, as required, minutes show.
In a letter to Knowlton
and the Charlotte commission Thursday
, Weinstein provided another motive in seeking the transcripts: Making sure taxpayers know about de la Parte's alleged conflict.
Weinstein, in the letter, also claimed that Knowlton
acted "unlawfully" by refusing to allow Mosaic
to inspect the transcript.
said Friday she
expects the appellate court to reverse the trial court's decision.
said county records, documenting that those procedures were followed, were filed in the county's court case.
"I don't know what (Knowlton) is doing."