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Maryland Public Information Act
Without members, open meetings board can't meet
Without members, open meetings board can't meet

Five months after Maryland's open-meetings compliance board ruled that the Housing Authority of Prince George's County violated open-meetings law, the public housing agency has been accused again of holding an illegal gathering. But the compliance board that issued two citations against the housing authority in December is unable to address the new complaint filed by Maryland Legal Aid. Why? Because the board has no members. That's right: The open-meetings compliance board is unable to hold its own meetings because it has no members. The three members who had been on the board since former Gov. Martin O'Malley appointed them last summer did not have their...