Old Drum

Commentary on Warrensburg, Johnson County and Missouri issues from a Libertarian perspective. View my earlier commentary at www.olddrum.net.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Sunshine on the Hospital

Administration at our local hospital (WMMC) wants to expand. The elected Board of Trustees wants to delay the expansion because of concerns about professional staffing (see dB articles on 2/24 and 1/30. Is there anything wrong with this? No - it seems to me that both the Administrator and Trustees are doing their jobs.

However, part of the most recent meeting was held in "executive session" (closed to the public). I would like to see an explanation of know what the legal justification was for closing that part of the meeting. The Sunshine Law allows very few instances, so unless they're discussing actual individual employees or patients, litigation, "leasing, purchase or sale of real estate where public knowledge might adversely affect the amount paid in the transaction" I believe the meeting should have been open.

If anybody on the WMMC Board is listening, it'd be nice to hear the justification.

In Liberty


  • At Sunday, February 26, 2006 3:28:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    How come there isn't Handicap Parking Spaces in the parking lot on west side of the courthouse? Only office holders are privileged to have one! and they could park in the C. J. Parking as they are at their offices all day - or are they? Wonder how many elderly taxpayers are struggling to walk from the street where the handicap parking is, climb those steps just to do their business, while our well paid county officicals have preferred parking?


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