Boston City Council fined for breaking open meeting law

Council fined for breaking meeting law - The Boston Globe
The Boston City Council violated the state Open Meeting Law 11 times over a period of almost two years, a superior court judge ruled yesterday, imposing $11,000 in fines and ordering the body to obey the law or face further action by the district attorney.
In a scathing 20-page ruling, Suffolk Superior Court Judge Nancy Staffier Holtz said the City Council had intentionally violated the law, which is designed to let the public view and participate in governmental decision-making. She said the council also had concocted flimsy excuses for the violations.

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  1. How do you get the stenographic machine output with the debate and remarks of Boston City Councilors from the public meetings of the Council?

    Council stenographic machine output, software, verbatim transcripts can be requested from
    legal stenographer Ellen Fritch Associates, 617 269-5448
    emfritch at