Cuffing and arresting a citizen – not exactly spirit of Open Meetings Act

Greene County Industrial Development Board members were not using microphones, and sat at a table where some had backs to the public. Throwing out, cuffing and arresting someone who asked Continue Reading

Read judge’s order in Open Meetings case against Chattanooga Industrial Development Board

Helen Burns Sharp, whose career included working as a community planner for state and municipal government, spent $50,000 of her retirement savings to bring a lawsuit against the Chattanooga Industrial Continue Reading

Chattanooga judge voids $9 million deal on Open Meetings violation

A citizen spent $50,000 of her own money to bring a lawsuit against Chattanooga’s industrial development board, and won. Hamilton County Chancellor Frank Brown says the board violated the Tennessee Continue Reading

Newspapers delve into alleged Sunshine Law violations in zoning vote

The Knoxville News Sentinel in its Sunday edition digs into a lawsuit alleging violations of the Open Meetings Act in Greene County when approval was given to rezone land for a Continue Reading