Open government is paramount to a democracy. Those who serve in positions of public trust must always remember that they are supposed to serve the public interest in our representative government. The only way you would know if our officials are actually serving your interest is if all government business and meetings are transparent and open to the public.
We are entitled to not only witness actual votes being recorded but equally important is that we hear all of the talk, discussion and deliberations that preclude their votes. When meetings of any nature involving public officials occur outside of the normal meeting places, are not advertised or posted and/or recorded for the record then those officials may be violating the open meeting provisions of the Ohio Sunshine Law.
Several critical elements to possible violations involve the nature of discussions, the number of officials present and the action or lack thereof that is taken.
Recently, TV-22 has become concerned of the possible violations of this very sacred law. Some very suspicious meeting activity has taken place both in our city as well as our county.
Watch the video below for all the revelations uncovered in this latest TV-22 Editorial.