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Georgia may change open meetings law

...laws to $1,000, up from a $100 fine for violations of the Open Records Act and a $500 fine for flouting the Open Meetings Law.It also includes revisions sure to upset First Amendment advocates. Aside from asking for advance payments on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-03-01/georgia-may-change-open-meet
Latest News | Government
For the people, not without the people

...plan's last-minute inclusion on the Columbia County Commission agenda adhered to the letter of the state's open-meetings law. But in no way was it within the spirit of the law, which strives to make government business as transparent as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-10-21/people-not-without-pe
Savannah council broke state law

...the Savannah city council that it violated the state open meetings law when approving a flood claim settlement for Alderwoman...cited Savannah officials for three violations of the open meetings law after the mayor and council members held closed-door...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2011-06-16/savannah-council-broke-s
A new black eye

...is in legal hot water for apparently violating the open meetings law. If the panel hasn't crashed and burned, it's...he'd have been advised he was trashing the state's open meetings law. Although Williams was fired in open session, the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/06/27/edi_346655.shtml
Editorials | Coliseum Authority
New law restricts secrecy

...discussed in private were exempt from Georgia's open-meetings law and identify the exemptions. Personnel deliberations...real-estate transactions are exempt topics from the open-meetings law. With the new requirement, elected officials could...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/06/14/met_263616.shtml
Metro | Columbia County Commission | Richmond County Board of Education
Meeting may break law

...The meeting could be a violation of Georgia's Open Meetings law if business was discussed because seven members...Brigham said he wasn't worried about violating the open meetings law. He said he didn't remember who he received his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/01/24/met_221150.shtml
Metro
Mobility Transit files procurement lawsuit against Augusta

...proposals, as required by the city procurement code.The suit goes on to allege the mayor and city commission broke open meetings law by deciding behind closed doors to terminate the contract with Mobility without "a realistic and tangible threat...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-05-21/mobility-transit-files-p
Documents show no actual threat of litigation

...there must be a real and tangible threat of litigation," said Manheimer. "Both the pre-2012 open meetings law and the post-2012 open meetings law require a tangible threat."The documents provided by the city law office were copies of Shelby...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-11-06/documents-show-no-actual
Information on open meeting laws

...government entity is covered by the open meetings law, including city councils...What are exceptions of the open meetings law? A: Consultations with legal...What are the exemptions to the open meetings law? A: Discussion of employment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/06/04/met_290272.shtml
Metro
Nothing good happens behind closed doors

...Commission goes behind closed doors I think the worst.I'm seldom wrong.Not only did they violate Georgia's open meetings law two months ago when they voted in secret to sell the city's bus depot for $505,000 to developers but they also...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2012-03-03/nothing-good-ha