Opinion: Court of Appeals whittles away protections of open meeting law

By , Guest Columnist Updated: July 18, 2022 4:49 PM CT | Published: July 17, 2022 4:00 AM CT
Deborah Fisher
Guest Columnist

Deborah Fisher

Deborah Fisher is executive director of Tennessee Coalition for Open Government, an organization that has monitored and researched open government in Tennessee since 2003.

“In ruling that it is OK for a governing body to hold private meetings on a controversial project and to hide the upcoming vote on that controversial project by leaving it off the agenda, the court undermines the open meetings law,” Deborah Fisher says.


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