Tuesday, December 11, 2007

A coinkidink? Blake doubts it

Blake Fontenay over at the Commercial Appeal says he's not paranoid but.......why all the fuss over the open meeting law after everybody has been quiet for 33 years?? Good question.


Then I read today's story about an orientation session for our new Memphis City Council members. Apparently, the new council members spent a lot of time fretting about how the law would limit them and expressing confusion about what they could or could not do.

They make it sound like the law is as complicated as the average MLGW bill, which it isn't. The law just says elected officials aren't allowed to deliberate toward public decisions in private. Nothing more, nothing less.

Again, call me paranoid, but does anybody else think citizens have been missing out on some clandestine meetings where elected officials have been plotting to undercut this law? Or maybe we're just witnessing an incredible string of coincidences.