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Friday, July 25, 2008

Pierce County Agency Will Meet Again ... After AG's Office Intervenes

The Pierce County Landmarks Commission decided to give away a bunch of tax money in a closed meeting. Then the Attorney General's Open Government Ombudsman intervened and now the Commission will hold an open public meeting to consider the grants.

The story quotes a Commission staff member who said "a Pierce County attorney advised her that a public notice wasn't necessary because it was a special meeting called by the [Commission] chair." That Pierce County attorney might want to look at RCW 42.30.080.