(REXBURG, ID) – Madison County Commissioners could ban public comments at future meetings. Commissioners have recently come under scrutiny for alleged violations of open meeting laws. Authorities say they’ve often opened up a forum for the public that isn’t available in other counties, leaving meetings potentially vulnerable to tangential discussions that aren’t part of the agenda. They say the public plays a vital role in the county’s decisions, and as long as it’s not abused, they’ll continue to allow citizens to comment in meetings.
Jason Borba, KPVI
Stephan Rockefeller, EastIdahoNews.com
Ruth Brown, Idaho Press-Tribune