The Carolina Stompers ask for an investigation into the Buncombe County Commissioners going into a "closed meeting" to decide to do away with opening prayer before a County Commissioners meeting. We feel the Buncombe Commissioners violated NC Statutes under the closed meeting laws.
It states that - "General policy matters may not be discussed in a closed session and nothing herein shall be construed to permit a public body to close a meeting that otherwise would be open merely because an attorney employed or retained by the public body is a participant."
"Government employees and elected officials have a responsibility to respect the law, act ethically and conduct their work in a transparent manner. Attorney General Cooper and the Department of Justice help you know what your rights and responsibilities are under the law and actively investigate and prosecute officials who violate the publics trust.
North Carolinas Public Records and Open Meetings laws provide the foundation for knowing what government officials and entities do. North Carolinians are generally entitled to see any . Public bodies must generally conduct business in public."
The website link can be found at
Here is a video of the conversation we had with Mrs. Nichols - www.carolinastompers.com
The Carolina Stompers feel that the Office needs to decide if they are going to hold elected officials accountable to the citizens of NC. We feel they should investigate all "Public Integrity" issues as per what their website says and prosecute if needed.
The Carolina Stompers will continue to ask the NC Attorney Generals Office to investigate and are looking at other legal options to get the truth.
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