Local governments ponder legal notices published on the Web

TCOG Executive Director Frank Gibson is quoted in the story by the Commercial Appeal‘s Kevin McKenzie:

“There’s a reason why legislative bodies in the past have required public notice be given by independent and verifiable means,” said Frank Gibson, executive director of the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government.

“To leave it to government to decide when to announce public meetings, for example, is bound to run into controversy because of difficulty in verifying when those announcements were actually posted on a Web site, whether the Web site has been operating since the notice was posted there, and other factors,” Gibson said.

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