MARTA broke open meetings law in GM search

Posted on February 6, 2013

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that Metropolitan Area Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) board members admitted that, during their search for a new GM, they broke the law but blamed the procedural missteps on poor legal advice and denied conducting illegal votes.

A state representative filed a complaint with the state attorney general in October, alleging the transit system’s board had conducted an illegal “secret” vote by email to decide which of the four finalists should be selected as GM. The board failed to post notice of search committee meetings that otherwise were closed to the public since the search was conducted in secret. The committee chairpersons also failed to state the legitimate reason for the closure, which was to discuss candidates for the high-profile public job. For the full story, click here.

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