New Castle News (New Castle, PA)
An early start and a lack of public input at the New Castle Planning Commission’s April 1 meeting apparently left the panel in violation of the Pennsylvania’s Sunshine Act . . .
. . . Commission member Jeff Fandozzi asks if chairman J. Christoper Miller is on the call. When Miller confirms that he is, Fandozzi asks if there was a call to order and if attendance was taken. Miller replied that he had not done either, but then proceeded to do so.
According to Erik Arneson, the executive director of the Office of Open Records, this is not a violation of the Sunshine Act. It is, however, counter to Robert’s Rules of Order, a procedural manual that governs most governmental boards.
Fandozzi explained that when he called into the meeting at 10:58 a.m., Shaffer and Berezniak already were on the third page of their presentation.
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