Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Open Meeting Law Violation ???

I called the District Attorney's office today and spoke with the gentleman in charge of ethics and Open Meeting Law violations. Of course he had read the FBI indictment of Wilkerson. So I asked,"did you notice any Open Meeting Law violations?" and he said "you mean at the Licensing Board?"

Hopefully we will have the DA working on some of these cases soon, as the Feds are not interested in State Open Meeting Laws.

It is fascinating to read the FBI papers, it puts in black and white what we all suspected or knew: everything gets done in Boston behind closed doors out of the public view. That is why I have worked so hard for so long to try and make our government more transparent, because it is the common everyday people that are getting the shaft from our elected officials.

Question everything and everyone !

3 comments:

Michael Pahre said...

Yeah, it sure looked like an OML violation to me, too, when I read the affidavit.

The only little loophole could be that the BLB Chairman might be able to approve a temporary beer and wine license by himself without public hearings or a public vote of the BLB. You (or the ADA) will have to check out that angle prior to declaring it an OML violation.

If it is an OML violation, then the decision awarding the license ought to be nullified (although it never came into effect, anyway).

the zak said...

          > I called the District Attorney's office
          > today and spoke with the gentleman
          > in charge of ethics and Open Meeting
          > Law violations.

What's the name of the ethics and open meeting law specialist there?...

Jay Levitt said...

"Question everything and everyone!"

Says who?