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Closed Meeting Contentiousness
For the first time I can remember (my memory is admittedly short and selective), there was a bit of controversy about taking the Stafford County board of Supervisors meeting into closed session. They voted 4-3 to enter closed session, with supervisors Bob Woodson, Cord Sterling and Harry Crisp voting against the closed session.
The item that caused the consternation has to do with the Planning Commission’s recent actions on the Comprehensive Plan regarding Urban Development Areas. Evidently, three supervisors thought that was a discussion best done in public.
The exact wording in the resolution:
1) Legal Advice – Proposed Comprehensive Plan amendments; County Attorney Charles L. Shumate and Pat Taves