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Voice of the people: Berry Hinds

 

 

 

Conducting public business outside the public eye 

 

We all know that the Lowndes Board of Supervisors were determined to have not been in violation of the open meetings law when they had the discussions on splitting recreation in Lowndes County, but I have a firm belief they do everything they can to make the decisions of the public business as secret as possible.  

 

The latest example is Supervisor Brooks not wanting to discuss what he feels is wrong with proposed renewal of the hotel and restaurant tax.  

 

He wants to have that discussion with the Convention and Visitor people and possibly Joe Max Higgins outside of the public eye. He could have outlined in the last meeting what perceives needs changing and why without having a complete policy discussions. 

 

Berry Hinds 

 

Columbus

 

 

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