Archer residents are calling for the removal of John Mayberry, an assistant city manager, because of his Facebook activity. Alachua County NAACP President Evelyn Foxx said some of his posts are offensive and racist, causing people to doubt that he will work to better the community. Without any specific social media guidelines for city employees, other city officials are reluctant to remove him over freedom of speech issues, citing the city personnel handbook. City Attorney Scott Walker is reviewing the case.
State laws, including in Florida and neighboring states, are a patchwork of regulations that tend to land on the side of corporate secrecy, more often than not.