Friday, September 16, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: State rules that Montgomery County Board of Education's site selection process for Rock Creek Hills Park violated the Maryland Open Meetings Act.

In an official opinion dated yesterday, the State of Maryland Open Meetings Compliance Board "... conclude that the County Board [of Education] violated the [Open Meetings] Act ... and that its site selection committee violated the Act in numerous regards."

From page 5: "We conclude that the site selection committee violated the Act by holding meetings without giving notice to the public, by failing to keep minutes, and by failing to follow any of the procedures required of a public body meeting out of the public eye."

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