New Mexico officials: County board broke open meetings law

New Mexico officials: County board broke open meetings law

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) - The New Mexico Attorney General's office has found that a former county board violated the state's Open Meetings Act by failing to provide specific descriptions in its agendas.
    
The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports (http://bit.ly/246ouG2 ) that the state says the Eddy County Board of Commissioners violated the law in approximately 26 agendas in 2013 and 2014. Three members of the current board were commissioners at that time: Susan Crockett, Glenn Collier and Royce Pearson.
    
All three said they were unable to comment because they have not yet seen the document from the state Attorney General's Office.
    
The office says the descriptions for closed meetings contain generic phrases like "limited personnel matters." The Open meetings Act requires that agendas provide specific information about what will be discussed behind closed doors.
    
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Information from: Carlsbad Current-Argus, http://www.currentargus.com/

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