Yes, Fritz, I clicked on a thread called Wind mills started by a guy who won't be able to fly his homebuilt airplanes because his property rights are in danger, not because I care to read a rehashed LBJ campaign ad. It would be cool if it came back to Joe's purpose and had less to do with discussions of global warming and/or nuclear holocaust. Maybe that's just me, but I suspect you have a similar perspective.Participation in the thread is voluntary. YOU clicked on it because YOU wanted to click on it.
Like most states, Kansas has "sunshine laws" designed to let the public see their government in action, and to gain access to public records. The applicable law that applies in this case appears to be the Kansas Open Meetings Act. Kansas does permit closed meetings, but the commission in this case has to at least say what they are going to talk about and why it is a closed meeting. I get the impression, though, that this law doesn't get enforced much in Kansas. There's an organization in Kansas (who knows--it might be just one person!) that highlights issues related to the Open Meetings act. Link: http://kansasopenmeetings.org Maybe they would be interested in what is going on with your county commissioners. Unfortunately, it doesn't sound very unusual.In the Friday paper the commission would no longer allow the public to attend there meetings.