Hanover FOIA proposal gets cold reception from some organizations

From Richmond Times-Dispatch:  Hanover County’s supervisors asked for feedback on their proposal to loosen state regulations restricting private meetings of elected officials, and the reactions have been well shy of a warm welcome.

The Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution last month asking the Virginia General Assembly to change open government regulations to allow more elected officials to meet behind closed doors without notifying the public.


“The proposal would weaken the public’s ability to monitor their government,” Megan Rhyne, executive director of the Virginia Coalition for Open Government, wrote to Hanover Board of Supervisors Chairman W. Canova Peterson IV.

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