Sustained Outrage

Secret meetings, April 15, 2011

Today’s issue of The State Register contains two meetings that did not comply with the public notice requirements of the West Virginia open meetings law.

The agencies at issue are the Kanawha Region Health Sciences and Technology Academy and the 11th Judicial Circuit Public Defender Corp.

As we’ve reminded folks before, the West Virginia Open Governmental Proceedings Act requires agencies to send meeting notices to the Secretary of State in time for notices to appear in the State Register five days prior to a scheduled meeting. Every week, we list the agencies that didn’t comply, thanks to the Secretary of State’s office, which kindly marks those agencies with an asterisk in the list of meetings published each Friday in the Register.