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Prince George's County agency says it violated open meetings law

Two statewide legal advocacy groups based in Baltimore were correct in accusing the Housing Authority of Prince George's County of violating the state open meetings law when its board met in August to approve a new budget without notifying the public. The groups — Maryland Legal Aid and Maryland Disability Law Center — filed a joint complaint with the attorney general's open meetings compliance board after learning at the housing authority's September meeting that the members had voted the previous month on the fiscal 2015 budget and on a consultant's contract. The housing authority's executive director, Eric C. Brown, acknowledged in his written...