21 June 2007

did the alexandria city council violate the open meetings law?

central la politics blog has the video of the 19 june 2007 economic development committee meeting in which council president hobbs explains his apparent illegal polling of a majority of the council members.

this is the smoking gun letter (download your own copy here or here) from alexandria, la. city council president everett hobbs to mayor jacques roy in which he admits that "it was the decision of the majority of the council not to air said council meeting..." this was done in a non public meeting (think smoke filled back room) and thus appears to be a clear violation of public meetings law.
click link to view video and read the post from central la politics blog.