March 30, 2016
Below is the agenda posted for the work session this Thursday evening. There are NO topics on it, so does that mean they can discuss anything they want?? Is this legal??
Open meetings law states: “Agendas for meetings should be specific enough to advise the public of the matters expected to come before the agency. Matters outside of the agenda can be addressed if they were not anticipated before the meeting.” O.C.G.A. § 50-14-1(d), (e)(1).
JASPER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
The Jasper County Board of Commissioners will have a
Thursday, March 31, 2016
At 5:30 p.m.
In the Commissioner’s Meeting Room
As usual, the BOC wants to keep the public in the dark about what they plan to talk about at their work session. There’s nothing on the agenda to give us hint. And the agenda wasn’t posted until Tuesday evening, despite the fact they decided this last Thursday. So why wait until 48 hours before the meeting to post the agenda? Because YOU, the citizen, are of no concern to these commissioners! By the way, Commissioners, a work session IS a meeting under open meetings laws, so the law must be followed.
Surprise them, and attend the work session!