Friday, January 13, 2017
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement on the nominations of General James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense and Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State after participating in their confirmation hearings this week:
“I will support the nomination of General James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense. In his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday, he demonstrated a clear-eyed view of our current national security environment and a deep appreciation for the challenges facing U.S. servicemembers and their families. I believe he is well-prepar
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