Virginia: Push to open government meetings shot down in Richmond

RICHMOND — A Daily Press push to open local government discussions about the performance of leaders was rejected Wednesday by a state panel studying Virginia's open meetings laws.

The proposal would have required the annual reviews of city managers, county administrators and school superintendents — as well as conversations about discipline, firings or raises for these local government CEOs — to be held in public. Current law allows public bodies to hold those conversations in closed session, then vote in open session with little to no public explanation.  Continue>>>