Sunday, February 11, 2007

February 11, 2007 Comments at Public Meetings

In a previous post about politicians who want to eliminate or limit comments from the public at public meetings, I mentioned a recent Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Opinion.

For those interested in the entire opinion, it can be found here.

Politicians across the state and many right here in Morristown and Hamblen County would like to stop public discussion and debate.

When the public is left out, you get backroom deals and blatant nepotism as officials put themselves and their families above the good of the citizens and taxpayers.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

By having committee meetings in tiny cramped spaces these commissioners hope to deter the concerned citizens. I encourage ALL citizens to show up and overfill these tiny rooms and encourage the wanna-be shadow government into the open.