Posts Tagged ‘open meetings’
Hawaii leaders say one of the highlights of the 2013 legislative session was greater transparency in the lawmaking process.
The city of Philadelphia has decided to bar reporters from an investors’ conference to be held later this week, drawing objections from several news media organizations that say the event should be open to public scrutiny.
But assistant attorney general tells University of Georgia that state’s ‘Open Meetings Act does not authorize a blanket closure of all (student) disciplinary hearings.’
Three-judge panel rejects city officials’ claim that statute meant to ensure open government actually stifled their free speech.
Justices say public notice for 2008 board of governors meeting failed to specify items on the agenda but instead gave a general description of session’s focus.
Menifee officials mostly argued about a sentence that asked them to discuss disagreements privately instead of sniping at each other at meetings.
Law will require public bodies holding an open meeting to post information on the gathering and its agenda on the Internet 48 hours before the event.
Islamic Center of Murfreesboro sued county officials yesterday, asking for an emergency order to let worshippers into the building before the holy month of Ramadan starts at sundown today.
Appellate judges reject challenge brought by same-sex marriage foes over closed-door negotiations among senators, other officials before 2011 law’s passage.
But Chancellor Robert Corlew refuses to halt construction, saying his earlier decision voiding approval for Islamic Center of Murfreesboro isn’t enforceable until after 30-day appeal period.
Court says officials violated open-meetings law when they approved site plan for Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, but says mosque opponents must begin new court action to halt building.
Work likely will be stopped after judge rules officials didn’t give public adequate notice before meeting where they approved site plan for Islamic Center of Murfreesboro.
Justices say Bourbon County district doesn’t owe former official any more money because he reached deal in illegal closed-door meeting.
State Court of Appeals decisions in Detroit, Flint cases could allow future panels to act without holding public hearings.
Legislation creates Iowa Public Information Board, which will have the power to oversee compliance by state agencies, school districts, cities and county boards.