City of Madison Initiative Demonstrates Lack of Transparency
by Anna Welch and Mckenna Kohlenberg
Local watchdogs and litigators say a City of Madison initiative and its multiple committees should provide the public with greater transparency.
In a unanimous 2017 decision, the Wisconsin Supreme Court held that committees created by local governmental bodies in Wisconsin are themselves governmental bodies subject to the state's open meetings law.
Wisconsin open meetings law states: “All meetings of all state and local governmental bodies shall be publicly held in places reasonably accessible to members of the public and shall be open to all citizens at all times unless otherwise expressly provided by law.” [Read More]