Distribution of Board Materials to the General Public

The bi-monthly meetings of the Board of Directors for the Baltimore County Revenue Authority (the “Authority”) are open to the general public beginning in February of each calendar year. In an effort to provide the general public and media outlets with advance notification as to the topics under consideration during the meetings, the Authority posts the dates and times of all meetings in the Baltimore Sun in advance of each scheduled meeting (with a notation that more information can be found on the Authority’s website.) The website is updated on a regular basis.

The following is the generally followed process by which the Proposed Agenda and Open Session materials are made available to the general public and media.  Please note that the actual Agenda is subject to change at any time and the topics on the Agenda may be postponed for a future meeting.

     1.  The Proposed Agenda, along with all of the documents associated with an Open Session, are made 
           available to the general public and Board of Directors on the same day. Under normal circumstances, the 
           packets are available on the Friday preceding a scheduled Thursday meeting.

             a.       Copies of all Open Session documents are available at the main office during normal business
                       hours.

     2.  Should the Proposed Agenda from the staff include a recommended Closed Session, the 
          determination of whether or not the Board will proceed with the staff’s recommendation for a Closed 
          Session will require the following steps:

            a.       Given the timing of the distribution of meeting materials, the Board may have the opportunity to 
                      review Closed Session materials prior to the meeting and may offer various suggestions, 
                      comments, concerns and/or reservations to either the Chairman or Chief Executive.

            b.       Under normal circumstances, the Chairman and Chief Executive meet several days prior to the 
                      scheduled meeting to review, in detail, the documents to be discussed at the Board meeting. 

            c.       The Chief Executive will inform the Chairman of the comments he/she has received from the other 
                      Board members in connection with the proposed Closed Session. Should the Chairman 
                      determine that it would be appropriate that some, or all, of the documents be part of the Open 
                      Session, those documents shall be made available to the public and the Proposed Agenda 
                      posted on the website will be modified with a notation indicating the modification.

            d.       Should additional Closed Session documents and/or topics remain on the day of the scheduled 
                      meeting, it will be the responsibility of the staff and the Authority’s legal counsel to justify their 
                      recommendation to go into a Closed Session. The Board will then vote on the Closed Session 
                      recommendation.

             e.      Should the Board vote to remain in Open Session, the documents intended for Closed Session 
                      may, in part or in total, be made available to the general public and media at the conclusion of the 
                      meeting (after consultation with the Authority’s legal counsel).

                          i.      Example: It would be permissible to move a discussion of a promotion of an employee to 
                                  Open Session; however, if such a discussion included a document that contained non-
                                  disclosable personnel information, that document could not be made available to the public.

     3.  Should a meeting be cancelled and/or postponed, the staff will make every effort to contact those 
          individuals or members of the media who have expressed an interest in attending the meeting. The staff 
          will post the new time and date on the website as soon as it is available.



Notice:  The Baltimore County Revenue Authority will hold a special meeting of its Board of Directors on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. at 2309 Ridge Road, Windsor Mill, MD.  Please be advised that part of the meeting may be in Closed Session.  The proposed Agenda, which is subject to change will be posted on this site on or about Friday, June 23, 2017.

 

 


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