Monday, October 22, 2007

Local Govts close the door on taxpayers

This is unbelievable....coming just weeks after a judge in Knoxville came down on local officials for secret meetings, those same local officials, through their taxpayer funded associations, are trying to shut out taxpayers.


Governments will ask to do more business in secret when a legislative committee meets Tuesday to consider changes in the state "sunshine law," which governs public access to meetings of government bodies.

An open-meetings subcommittee of the Joint Study Committee on Open Government will hear proposals from both sides about the Open Meetings Act, which prohibits deliberation of public business in closed meetings or by electronic communication.