Did you know that Ohio has laws regarding meetings that our public officials must follow. Here is the section of the Ohio Sunshine Laws dealing with Open Meetings.
Here is the entire Ohio Sunshine Law Manual: 2018-Sunshine-Laws-Manual
You may wonder why this is important to us right now? Well, I tried to attend a meeting held by Commissioners Cirino and Hamercheck and the Visitor’s Bureau, and I was politely told by Don Vito……er, excuse me…Commissioner Cirino that this is not a public meeting since nothing is going to be decided at the meeting, so I was asked to leave the meeting. It makes me contemplate a basic question – Why the secrecy?
In attendance were the Visitor’s Bureau’s Executive Director Scott Dockus and their Board President Amy Sabath and some others, presumably the VB’s staff.
(Hmmm, having a deja vu moment right now – ever have one? I have seen the name Amy Sabath somewhere before….just escapes me for the moment….must be having a senior moment…..surely, I will remember by tomorrow’s post….something about the relationship between the Don, Amy, Lakeland Community College, and elections comes to mind. Probably nothing, yea that’s it – probably nothing at all. Stay tuned, just aiming my cannon right now.)
This is not over by a long shot, we will be at tomorrow’s Commissioners’ meeting airing our complaints about the Commissioners deliberately shutting out the public’s right to know. Very dangerous precedent.
We will let the court of public opinion decide how deep the swamp really is.