Monday, July 20, 2009

Addition to City of Springfield Calendar for Monday, July 20

The calendar released Friday of last week did not list a meeting which will take place tonight, Monday night, according to Public Information Director Louise Whall.

"The following meeting was not included on the weekly calendar sent out on Friday, July 17."

Monday, 7/20/2009

6 to 8 PM - City Council National Incident Management System (NIMS) training, Office of Emergency Management, 833 Boonville Ave.

Whall said (in an email), the meeting was, "posted on the official posting board in the Clerk's office at 5 p.m. Friday."

According to the Missouri Sunshine Law (610.020):

"At least 24 hours (excluding weekends and holidays) before a public meeting, the public body must prominently post a notice of the meeting in its principal office."

So, while it might seem a bit inconvenient that the meeting was not included with the original calendar released by Springfield's Public Information Office via email, on Friday afternoon, the City has satisfied the Sunshine Law because it was posted at the Clerk's office on Friday.

Sources: Springfield Public Information office; Missouri Attorney General's Web site (see link at sidebar)


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