Here’s the public notice:
Pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated § 6‐20‐208, City Manager Randy Robertson hereby gives written notice that a Special Meeting of the Mt. Juliet Board of Commissioners will be held on January 25, 2008 – 9:00 a.m. thru January 26, 2008 at 4:00 p.m., at Henry Horton State Park, 4358 Nashville Highway, Chapel Hill, TN. This is a Strategic Planning session for the Mayor, City Commission and City staff. Items that will be discussed are departmental updates, the budget, long‐range plans, a comprehensive review of city services and other city related business. The public is invited to attend.
which can also be found on the city web site.
“The public is invited to attend”, but its going to be inconvenient (to say the least) for Mt. Juliet citizens to know what goes on at this two-day meeting. This may technically meet the requirements of the open meetings law, but it sure violates the spirit.
Wonder if any member of the press will actually attend and report on what goes on at this two-day retreat? Wonder if the city will release a schedule of what meetings/presentations are actually going to be held?
Update: It was pointed out to us that there is a City ordinance from 2000 that requires that “A video tape recording shall be made of each regular and special meeting of the City Commission.” 31 hours of video tape is going to make for an interesting logistical exercise.
I’m sure the Mayor, Commissioners, and City Manager are planning on video taping the entire meeting, aren’t they?