Bridges Authority Breaking Law?

Yesterday, the 14-member Louisville-Southern Indiana Bridges Authority was supposed to hold its monthly meeting, but it didn’t. From what I’ve been told, they didn’t appreciate the attention they’d been getting from the media, which isn’t shocking and could be understandable were it not for the fact that they appear to be breaking Kentucky state law by retreating to a subterranean cave.

According to KRS 61.805-61.850, the bridges authority has already violated:

  • 61.810, which lists criteria providing exceptions to open meetings, none of which are applicable;
  • 61.815, which lists requirements for holding closed meetings that the authority has not met;
  • 61.820, which requires a schedule of regular meetings to be made available to the public; and
  • 61.835, stipulating the recording of meeting minutes being made available to the public. In other words, you can’t provide the minutes if you don’t hold a meeting.

We’ve fielded an email to Christi Robinson, the authority’s media wizard, who will hopefully provide a response to this SNAFU, and soon.

5 Comments

  1. Curt Morrison
    Posted June 4, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    Hopefully the authority’s media wizard won’t spend today causing the kind of mischief she did yesterday.

  2. Steve Magruder
    Posted June 4, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    In a selfish way, this development is positive for me, as I’m currently in the middle of a move, and it gives me time to craft my introductory message for the July meeting.

    It’s going to make people think. Trust.

  3. Curt Morrison
    Posted June 4, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    Suggestion, Steve. Make them feel, too! Will inspire them to action. :-P

  4. Clark
    Posted June 5, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

    Not that I agree with them cancelling the meeting, but according to one thing I saw, by law, they only have to meet quarterly, but have been meeting monthly because they want to.

  5. Ed Springston
    Posted June 9, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

    For more on the whole bridge fiasco tune in to MyViewMatters Radio on WKJK 1080 AM wednesday night at 7.