Georgia law requires open meetings, AGs office says

From Henry Daily Herald: ATLANTA — The Georgia Attorney General’s office said this week that when local officials decide to deliberate the public’s business behind closed doors — for the most part — they are not required to do so.

“When they go into executive session, they are electing to do so,” Senior Assistant Attorney General Stefan Ritter told journalists Thursday.

He went on to explain the law does permit local officials to go into executive session to discuss certain personnel issues, tangible threats of litigation or the acquisition of property, but added those exceptions to the state’s open meetings law are often abused.

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