Monday, February 20, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe
House Bill 1582 reflects an incomplete understanding of weapons qualification practices within our military and is an unwarranted expansion in the number of people allowed to carry handguns in the Commonwealth. It would do nothing to protect the safety of our citizens.
It would allow any person 18 years of age or older and on active military duty or honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces or the Virginia National Guard who has completed basic training to apply for a concealed handgun permit.
Contrary to the assumption of House Bill 1582, weapons familiarization training as a component of an individual’s military basic training does not qualify that
Monday, September 21, 2009
IT’S THE FOIA LAW!
So this is my pet peeve – Roanoke County discloses the subject:
- Section 2.2.3711.A.1, personnel, namely discussion concerning appointments to the Building Code Board of Adjustments and Appeals, the Economic Development Authority and the Grievance Panel
- Section 2.2-3711.A.7. Consultation with legal counsel and briefings by staff regarding specific legal matters, namely South Peak Development, requiring the provision of legal advice by such counsel.
Roanoke City – is it Countryside? – I don’t think so because the three responders to the contract for management have not heard a word.
A communication from the City Manager requesting that Council convene in a Closed Meeting to discuss the award of a public contract involving the expenditure of public funds, and discussion of the terms or scope of such contract, where discussion in an open session would adversely affect ,the bargaining position or negotiating strategy of the public body, pursuant to Section 2.2-371 1 (A)(29), Code of Virginia (1 950), as amended.
FOIA states clearly the subject be disclosed:
No closed meeting shall be held unless the public body proposing to convene such meeting has taken an affirmative recorded vote in an open meeting approving a motion that (i) identifies the subject matter, (ii) states the purpose of the meeting and (iii) makes specific reference to the applicable exemption from open meeting requirements provided in § 2.2-3707 or subsection A of § 2.2-3711. The matters contained in such motion shall be set forth in detail in the minutes of the open meeting. A general reference to the provisions of this chapter, the authorized exemptions from open meeting requirements, or the subject matter of the closed meeting shall not be sufficient to satisfy the requirements for holding a closed meeting.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Roanoke City Politics
Tags: city_council, FOIA, open_government