The question for today: Can the board of the Metropolitan Housing Alliance of Little Rock meet today without earning a page one Democrat-Gazette headline tomorrow for, if not skirting, outright violating the Freedom of Information Act?
The housing authority has been interviewing candidates to be the agency’s next director. In the process, it hasn’t followed the legal process for conducting such sessions. You must meet in public, vote to go into executive session
Today, the authority had been scheduled to interview the third of three finalists for the director’s job. Sunday, the agency announced the scheduled 10 a.m. interview had been
Might that mean that a candidate has been selected from two previous interviews? They are Nadine Jarmon of Deerfield Beach, Fla., and Kimberly Adams of
Another good question:
How much of the meeting will be conducted in public?
The housing authority board fills its own seats, subject to confirmation by the Little Rock City Board. Recent years have been plagued with problems of various sorts, including resistance to complying with open records requests from the Democrat-Gazette. The agency manages public housing projects and federal rent subsidy programs.
UPDATE: I’ve learned that the authority board is relying on a 1994 attorney general’s opinion about a school board meeting in