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City officials in Va. town will get FOIA training

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Concerns The Roanoke Times [Va.] raised regarding the town of Christiansburg violating the state's open meetings law prompted the mayor…

Concerns The Roanoke Times [Va.] raised regarding the town of Christiansburg violating the state’s open meetings law prompted the mayor to ask lawyers on Tuesday to research the law and provide training to city officials.

The Times’ latest concern stems from a March 18 finance committee meeting, which the newspaper didn’t learn about until March 27 since there was no public notice of it.

City officials did confirm committee and subcommittee meetings are usually only e-mailed to certain individuals and not posted publicly, which violates the Freedom of Information Law section on open meetings.