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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Paint Rock Town Council Meeting, Interview with Mayor Brenda Fisk, June 12, 2018 - UPDATED - June 14, 2018 - Jackson County Sentinel, WZDX and Associated Press News Stories

WZDX coverage of the issue, it is important to point out that the part of the so called "Open Meetings Guidelines" were not implemented as the Mayor points out several times.   http://www.rocketcitynow.com/news/paint-rock-proposed-media-ban-making-national-headlines/1236257434  Tuesday, June 12, 2018 was the first time I have covered the event, it is my intentions to cover the Paint Rock Town Council on a regular basis.

There are 3 other issues regarding the Paint Rock Town Council's meetings: 1) There is no published agenda for the public, nor does it appear if there is an agenda that it is followed. 2) Rober's rules of order are not followed nor is the meeting process and decorum such that maintains order in the council chambers at meeting times. Several times there were disruptions from the citizenry present. 3) There is no public, published announcement conspicuously placed regarding Town Council meeting dates. The place to post the announcement would be on the Town Hall entry door.

1st Associated Press Story: https://apnews.com/14f7ab5ae02b481b8ba27a21ad0442ce

2nd Associated Press Story:   https://apnews.com/96af31f24b7f4b70b638bf3430762b3a

Jackson County Sentinel Story: http://m.thedailysentinel.com/feature_story/article_f12d0258-6f23-11e8-843d-a7f3890c344d.html?mode=jqm

Jackson County Sentinel Op-Ed on Paint Rock:   http://m.thedailysentinel.com/feature_story/article_1a0df1e6-6b69-11e8-bc93-3fbe7b10a231.html?mode=jqm

Jackson County Sentinel, Opinion, Observations, "The Town of Paint Rock - Guidelines, what town meeting guidelines?

The story was covered nationwide, many of the stories were based on the AP coverage from the Sentinel op-ed piece and other North Alabama news reports, including video. New York Times article.  https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2018/06/12/us/ap-us-city-council-media-ban.html


2 Part Video Paint Rock Town Council, Part 1

Part 2

Facebook live links:
Part 1 - https://www.facebook.com/garry.l.morgan.5/videos/10216325733359680/

Part 2 - https://www.facebook.com/garry.l.morgan.5/videos/10216325938884818/

Part 3 and  adjournment - https://www.facebook.com/garry.l.morgan.5/videos/10216326120449357/

All blog articles at "In the Boro" regarding Paint Rock   https://arklite.blogspot.com/search/label/Paint%20Rock%20Alabama

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

maybe Paint Rock would be better off just being part of the county rather than a separate town.