The Open Meetings Act applicable section was amended effective 1/1/2013. That’s more than 7 years ago!
By: Diane Benjamin
The Town of Normal under the current leadership prefers to make up their own laws. The most obvious example is their illegal public comment policy.
Here’s another one:
What does the Open Meetings Act say?
The easiest way to find out if a meeting can legally be called with 24 hours notice is to SEARCH the law. There is only one reference to 24 hours in the entire document, it pertains to a meeting that is reconvened:
The REAL requirements are stated directly above:
The only time the 48 hour requirement can be waived is for a “bona fide emergency”. That term is in the same section.
How many 24 hour notice meetings has Normal held?
First paragraph of the law:
If you have never watched a Town Council meeting you have missed leadership making clear they can’t be bothered with petty things like discussing how money has been spent. Koos calls the Council a “business meeting”. He doesn’t believe the Council is doing the People’s business that ensures openness and transparency.
This is just more proof the Town of Normal needs a good house cleaning. April 2021!