Effingham, IL. (ECWd) -
According to the Effingham Daily News, Effingham, Illinois’ new Mayor, Jeff Bloemker stated that he thinks the Open Meetings Act is “dysfunctional because it inhibits the free exchange of ideas."
Wow, maybe he should resign now.
He thinks the Mayor is no different than a CEO of a private company. Mayor, you are wrong, there is a big difference between public and private.
He must remember that Effingham is a public body, and as such, must comply with rules that private companies don’t see, such as discussing public business at a public meeting, in a public building, with a notice and agenda published at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.
Read the Effingham Daily News article here.