Published: Aug 27, 2010 10:04 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 27, 2010 7:04 PM EDT

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Charlie Crist has reinstated two Coral Springs commissioners who were charged with violating the state's open government law in March.

The governor's office announced the reinstatement of

Commissioners Vincent Boccard and Tom Powers Friday. A judge had dismissed the charges against the officials last week, saying there wasn't enough evidence.

Authorities had said Boccard and Powers met secretly with two police union representatives on March 11 at a Coconut Creek sports bar to talk about a salary freeze and union negotiations. Florida's Government in the Sunshine Law requires such conversations to be held in a public forum.

Defense attorneys said the conversation focused only on past issues - nothing that was scheduled to be voted on.