The Transylvania Times -

Circumventing Transparency


March 15, 2018

As noted in Monday’s paper, citizens of North Carolina and the United States have access to a multitude of government documents, from emails to maps to photographs to minutes of meetings. That, however, does not mean that all documents that should be available to the public are made available. Over the years, government employees and elected officials have used a variety of techniques to stop the public from viewing government documents or attending meetings that should be open to the public.

One of the more popular ways for government bodies to circumvent the Open Meetings Law in North...

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