Are county commissions meeting too often behind closed doors?

Executive sessions necessary evil of public business.
Scott Seitz2
Jan 25, 2014

Of the roughly 72 Huron County commissioners' meetings in 2013, 36 of those had included executive or closed sessions.

By comparison, Norwalk city councilĀ  met about 48 times last year, with nine executive sessions.

"You are really comparing apples to oranges," he said. "The city runs on a very different structure than the county," Huron County Commissioner Tom Dunlap said.

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Comments

Dusty

Thats a bunch of BS they'er both run the same way per the Ohio Revised Code (Unless Norwalk has a city charter) and if half of them are in a closed meeting something is very wrong!

Sarrak

Dusty, I hate to tell you but Norwalk has been a charter city for more than 25 years.

Dusty

I thought they may have been I was'nt sure.

Windy

The Huron County Commissioners must have more to hide. It makes me wonder what's going on "under" their table . . . hmmm.

Truckstop

There's definitely something shady going on here. I would have thought that after "slitherin' Silcox" got kicked out the board would have gotten a little more open. I guess new president Hintz has some work to do.

Truckstop

I think maybe it's time to get Baur and Hintz off the board and get some new, forward thinking blood in there. As Louis Brandeis said, "Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants." From what I hear, Dunlap is doing a great job so far.

Windy

Dunlap is a typical politician. He has the ability to speak out of both sides of his mouth at the same time. IMHO, all three of the "stooges" need to go.

propman

Dunlop has been corrupted by the other two and is becoming just as bad.