The Washtenaw County board of commissioners, at their March 2, 2011 meeting, approved a revised annual calendar that eliminates all future administrative briefings from the board’s meeting schedule. The decision to eliminate the administrative briefings – informal meetings which have been held the week prior to the board’s regular meetings, to review the upcoming agenda – was made at their final briefing on Feb. 26. Some commissioners, most notably Ronnie Peterson, have objected to the briefings, saying they are too far out of the public eye – even though they conform to the Open Meetings Act.
This brief was filed from the county board of commissioners meeting at the Washtenaw County administration building. A more detailed report will follow.