Friday, January 21, 2011

Email ‘Obviously’ Violated Texas Open Meetings Law


Email 'Obviously' Violated Texas Open Meetings Law

In Denton, Texas a long-running feud between members of that city's Airport Advisory Board and its city leaders is heating up.  The airport manager says one of the board members "obviously" violated state law when he sent an email to other board members suggesting they file a complaint with the Texas Attorney General about city officials.  You might remember this feud from last December.   The Texas Open Meetings Act requires any discussion involving a majority of a governmental entity to be held during a scheduled public meeting.  A plan is currently being considered by the city that would do away with the airport board altogether – which is reportedly the reason the board member sent the email in the first place – but that's still not allowed under the law.