Wednesday, June 13, 2007

A-B TAB Reports Extensively on Open Meeting Law Issue

The Allston-Brighton TAB has published a substantial piece on the Open Meeting Law issue and the BRA institutional task forces. It's nice to see extensive reporting like this in the local paper!

The TAB article quotes Ray Mellone, chair of the Harvard Allston Task Force, as still planning on holding private meetings as a periodic part of that task force's metings. It also quotes Jean Woods, chair of the Boston College Task Force, as confirming both that a private Executive Committee meeting had occurred recently and that private meetings were an integral part of BC Task Force operation.

There are obviously some legal arguments to be sorted out, since both the DA's office and the anonymous, third-party attorney quoted in the TAB article have cited case law in support of their opposing conclusions.

It'll be interesting to watch how this all plays out. When the issue came up on Monday, it sure did cause a lot of strong emotions to be expressed.

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