Oops, no public forum

January 13, 2009

The Pensacola City Council held two council meetings yesterday. One to honor the outgoing council and to ratify all their actions over the past two years; the other to swear in the new mayor and council.

There was no public forum at either meeting. Does that mean the meetings were invalid or illegal? Or is it possible to hold a government meeting in the “sunshine” without a public forum? Will Byron Keesler and Leroy Boyd fill a suit?


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  • This can not stand! January 13, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Reverse the resolutions honoring the outgoing thugs!

  • Sherri Myers January 13, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Hummmmmm! I don’t think you understand what Florida in the Sunshine requires. There is no requirement to have “open forum”. There does appear to be a requirement to allow some level of public participation regarding decisions before boards, committes, etc. and especialy those decisions that are being acted, or voted on.

  • This can not stand! January 13, 2009 at 9:01 am

    Does this mean we can invalidate the installation of the new council and sue to have all actions reversed?