Sustained Outrage

Secret meetings, July 27, 2012

Today’s issue of The State Journal contains no meetings that violate the public notice requirements of West Virginia’s open meetings law.

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.

 

Secret meetings, July 20, 2012

 

Today’s issue of The State Register contains no meetings that violate the public notice provisions of West Virginia’s open meetings law.

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.

Secret meetings, June 22, 2012

This week’s edition of The State Register contains three meetings that violated the public notice requirements of West Virginia’s open meetings law. The agencies involved? The Board of Osteopathic Medicine, the Prosecuting Attorneys Institute and the Public Port Authority.

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.

Secret meetings, June 15, 2012

Today’s issue of The State Register lists one meeting that violates the public notice requirements of West Virginia’s open meetings law.

The entity involved? City Hospital Inc.’s Medical Staff Executive Committee.

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.

 

Secret meetings, June 8, 2012

There’s one meeting in this week’s issue of The State Register that violates the public notice requirements of West Virginia’s open meetings law.

The agency? The West Virginia Social Workers Board.

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.

Secret meetings, May 25, 2012

This week’s issue of The State Register contains three meetings that violated the public notice requirements of West Virginia’s open meetings law.

All three meetings concerned the Department of Environmental Protection’s Shallow Gas Well Review Board.

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.

Secret meetings, May 18, 2012

We missed last week, so today, we’ll make note of any meeting notices in the May 11 and May 18 issues of the State Register that violated the public notice requirement of West Virginia’s open meetings law.

Each week, there was one agency that couldn’t get its notice in on time. Last week, it was the state Rail Authority. This week, it’s the Health Sciences and Technology Academy.

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.

Secret meetings, May 4, 2012

Today’s edition of The State Register contains one meeting that violates the public notice requirements of West Virginia’s open meetings law.

The agency? The Lincoln County Economic Development Authority.

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.

Secret meetings, April 27, 2012

Today’s issue of The State Register contains one meeting that violates the public notice provisions of West Virginia’s open meetings law — but it’s a pretty interesting one.

The agency involved is the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.  Their notice, published today, indicates that they are having a meeting on Monday to interview semi-finalists for the higher education system’s new chancellor.  Of course, today’s publication of a notice for a meeting on Monday is short of the five-day notice required under West Virginia law.

Just for the record, violations of the open meetings law can lead to court injunctions blocking any action taken at a meeting. And knowing violations can prompt criminal charges against public officials.

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.

Secret meetings, April 20, 2012

Today’s issue of The State Register contains two meetings that violate the public notice requirements of West Virginia’s open meetings law.

The agencies involved? The Board of Registration for Foresters and the West Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

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.