Board should continue ‘open meeting’ policy

Published 6:00 am Monday, February 9, 2004

The Brookhaven Board of Aldermen handled some important businessTuesday by overriding the mayor’s veto of a plan to privatizegarbage pick up.

And, they did it in an open meeting — no retreating behindclosed doors to an executive session.

Now that some details of the garbage plan have emerged, citizenshave started asking questions. Some favor the switch; others don’t.One wants a public forum to discuss the issue.

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We commend the board for conducting last week’s meeting withoutan executive session. We hope they will continue that policy.

As we’ve said before, the public’s business should be conductedin public.