First, here’s is VDT reporter David Rodock’s excerpt of what she said last night:
Bobbi Anne Hancock, the woman who made an Open Records request with the Authority for meeting minutes from 2006 to the present day, spoke to board members during the citizens to be heard portion of the meeting.
“The majority of your costs for the request are for the five hours
of work,” said Hancock. “I’m no computer whiz, but I know how to convert documents and that takes about an hour of work for what I can do. That’s a lot of money to me. People are suffering out here financially, if you don’t know and for your pocket books $125 may not seem like much, but it is to me. These should be on your website. You’ve lost a lot of credibility and trust with the community and it would be great way to let your citizens know you do care to make these documents available on your website.”You can see him typing on his laptop while she speaks.
Among other things she suggested that if the agendas and minutes had been on the VLCIA website while the biomass plant was being proposed, neither the protesters nor the board might have had to go through so much aggravation.
We’d all have a lot less aggravation if they’d just publish their minutes on their website.
Here’s the video:
About those minutes —Bobbi Anne Hancock @ VLCIA 19 April 2011
Regular monthly meeting, Valdosta-Lowndes County Industrial Authority, VLCIA,
Norman Bennett, Roy Copeland, Tom Call, Mary Gooding, Jerry Jennett chairman,
J. Stephen Gupton attorney, Allan Ricketts Acting Executive Director, 19 April 2011,
Videos by Gretchen Quarterman and John S. Quarterman
for LAKE, the Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange.