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City finances get clean bill of health after 'big' audit

...qualified candidates," Commissioner Marion Williams said, although none were named behind closed doors. The Georgia Open Records Act does not include general conversations about the hiring of unnamed staff among exceptions to open meetings laws.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-07-07/city-finances-get-clean-
Quorum of BOE members turns brainstorming event into illegal meeting

A meeting of elected officials held Thursday to discuss how to improve Augusta's image broke the state's open meetings law after a quorum of Board of Education members showed up without having invited the public.Board of Education President...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-04-04/quorum-boe-members-turns
The public's business

...unadvertised meeting of public officials ? including a quorum of her own board ? without realizing she was violating open meeting laws?The Thursday meeting at the city library was held to discuss ways to improve Augusta's image.Here's one way...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-04-08/publics-business
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
Commission to discuss new bus operator

...its intent to terminate the five-year bus contract, and Mobility sued, alleging the city broke procurement and open meetings laws when it re-bid the transit contract.On Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge J. Randal Hall ordered a stay...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-06-26/commission-discuss-new-b
Mobility Transit files procurement lawsuit against Augusta

...alleging Augusta broke its procurement code and state open meeting laws when it terminated the bus company's contract and...goes on to allege the mayor and city commission broke open meetings law by deciding behind closed doors to terminate the contract...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-05-21/mobility-transit-files-p
Commission to discuss Patch proposal

...appearance by Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens, who will speak about Augusta's implementation of the revised Georgia Open Meetings Law and a statewide food drive? A 5 p.m. public hearing on the Clean Augusta Downtown Initiative, which was advertised...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-03-18/commission-discuss-patch
Deke and Azziz: Where there's a mill, there's a way

...than that of the alumni and faculties of the Medical College of Georgia and Augusta State University.Skirting the Open Meetings Law: The mayor and commissioners went to great pains to keep the Augusta Regional Collaboration Project's proposal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2013-03-30/deke-and-azziz-
Improved Savannah crime stats linked to cops not writing reports

...for it to be an executive session, but Bordeaux and City Attorney Brooks Stillwell advised they did not believe Open Meetings law would allow a closed-door session.Thomas and Johnson said they have heard similar reports during previous police...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2013-01-16/improved-savannah-crime-s
Loftis wants info on Haley's budget meeting

...Haley for details about a meeting with the state's two top budget writers that raised questions about the state's open meetings law.The Republican governor is chairman of the state Budget and Control Board, a five-member panel that includes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-02-03/loftis-wants-info-haleys-bud
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