Community College failure

It appears that the El Paso Community College District may be  violating a state law relating to the posting of meeting materials.

Sec. 551.1282. GOVERNING BOARD OF JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT: INTERNET POSTING OF MEETING MATERIALS AND BROADCAST OF OPEN MEETING.

(a) This section applies only to the governing board of a junior college district with a total student enrollment of more than 20,000 in any semester of the preceding academic year.

(b) A governing board to which this section applies, for any regularly scheduled meeting of the governing board for which notice is required under this chapter, shall:

(1) post as early as practicable in advance of the meeting on the Internet website of the district any written agenda and related supplemental written materials provided by the district to the board members for the members’ use during the meeting;

If you go to their website you will see that they post their agendas but do not post any backup material.

We deserve better

Brutus

One Response to Community College failure

  1. ManintheMoon says:

    Brutus
    What do they have to fear? The DA has never prosecuted any one in local government for violating open records or open meetings laws on the criminal side. Our county Attorney has never done any think on the civil side for such violations. Last time any one got something done for such violation was us against the EL Paso Central Appraisal District and that was only because they were backed into a corner.
    Brutus others and you do not get it these laws are seen by our elected and appointed officials as no more than nuisance laws which they run over, around, under, or just out right ignore. The reason is none in locale government who should hold them accountable does their job and very few if any citizens file complaints. Let’s be honest most citizens whine and complain but do not want to get their hands dirty or do the work to hold them accountable. They want some one else to do it and these officials know this fact. So Brutus what do these officials have to really fear? Nothing!
    Just look what was done about Wilson nothing and city government has moved on and most in El Paso have already forgotten.
    Brutus and the question has to be asked, you have made post like this posted before did you or and others who comment here do any thing about it like filing a complaint which cost nothing but a little of your time and can be done from the comfort of your home in front of your computer in most cases. Nope nothing.
    Sorry it’s not rocket science and it doesn’t take a legal eagle to do it. All it takes is a little will, spine and gumption which clearly seems rare and lacking in El Paso when it comes to hold government accountable.

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