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.