No cameras allowed in McDonough Council meetings

What the hell is going on in McDonough?:

The council voted 4-2 Monday to prohibit video recording equipment at City Council, Board of Zoning Appeals, Planning Commission and Historic Preservation Commission meetings, unless the equipment is authorized by the city. The action has drawn fire from some residents who believe it was the result of one resident

10 comments

  1. Doug Deal says:

    You mean this part of it?

    (b) Except as otherwise provided by law, all meetings as defined in subsection (a) of this Code section shall be open to the public. Any resolution, rule, regulation, ordinance, or other official action of an agency adopted, taken, or made at a meeting which is not open to the public as required by this chapter shall not be binding. Any action contesting a resolution, rule, regulation, ordinance, or other formal action of an agency based on an alleged violation of this provision must be commenced within 90 days of the date such contested action was taken, provided that any action under this chapter contesting a zoning decision of a local governing authority shall be commenced within the time allowed by law for appeal of such zoning decision.

    (c) The public at all times shall be afforded access to meetings declared open to the public pursuant to subsection (b) of this Code section. Visual, sound, and visual and sound recording during open meetings shall be permitted.

  2. SpaceyG says:

    Hahahahah. Jason, I didn’t realize you, of all people, lived in McDonough. Get over there NOW. They need a little new media shakeup bad. They got it coming.

  3. gatormathis says:

    The funniest thing I have ever saw is when people who are elected to “public” office, think they should just be allowded to shut everyone who doesn’t beleive “with” them, out of meetings. To even mention such conveys the implication you are doing something to be “ashamed” of.

    If you could do all the pandering and pleading it took to get elected, then save enough intellect and vocabulary to explain your positions, especially when they become of significance to others.

    When you are at home watching football, nobody worries about what you “would have” did, or have to worry about the “outcome”.

    But now that you are a “steward” of your taxpayers’ money, quality of life, and a host of their other “interests”, please be prepared to deal with these items effectively.

    If you can’t the heat in that enviroment, then you might be in the wrong place.

    The only other “reason” for such measures is to finally be able to show others your “power”.

    Telling someone they “can’t” do something is like the oldest “powerplay” in history.

    Sometimes it works, most times it don’t.

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