Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Gutting of TN open meeting law continues

The study committee continues down the path of watering down a perfectly good law that has served us for 20 plus years. There is NO good reason for these changes.


The panel agreed to drop the cap down to three, then attempted to hash out language clarifying just what those groups may do. It set out to bar serial meetings, in which one group of three, then another, and so on meet privately until a majority have essentially deliberated together behind closed doors. And it debated what types of communication should be allowed. The committee finished for the day without reaching a decision on those matters or voting at all on open meetings recommendations. It will gather again tomorrow morning to continue its deliberations.