Monday, August 06, 2007

Recommended Reading 9

Good day sunshine: Auditors to review closed meetings. Author, city government reporter Joe Blumberg:

"In February, a Platte County judge voided a Platte City annexation attempt on the grounds that Platte City closed a meeting to discuss legal issues but in fact made policy decisions about the annexation proposal. The judge wasn't swayed by the fact that the council voted in open session.

"It is not the purpose of Missouri's Sunshine Law that the cloak of attorney-client privilege be used to obfuscate, circumvent nor limit the public's right to information that should be discussed by the public governmental body in open session," the judge ruled."


Anonymous said...

In Springfield, we have Sunshine Street, so we do not need the sunshine law.

Jacke M. said...

Ba da bum!