Thursday, January 13, 2011
City Council Board
I have been appointed to a board for our local city government and this morning I completed my Texas Open Meetings training. It was actually more informative that I anticipated. Some things that I would not have necessarily considered a "meeting" could actually be considered a meeting under the Open Meetings Act. Such as 3 members of a 5 member board discussing the board business while sitting on the sidelines at a sporting event. Since the majority of the board members are present and they are discussing board business, that is technically a meeting and is in violation of the Open Meetings Act. I am looking forward to serving on a city government board. I have wanted to participate in the city government for a while and this will give me the chance.