On 1/12/2012, the Transportation Board (T Board) held a meeting from 5:30-8:30 to receive the final TAC report. At the beginning of the meeting, the T Board chair announced that the meeting would end at 8:15 to give the board an opportunity to examine a rough design for NM502 sketched by Kyle Zimmerman.
This item, clearly new business, was not on the agenda (attached). The public input time was shortened, contrary to what was publicized in the paper, to provide time for this presentation. Because there was a quorum of T Board members attending this presentation, it became a “de facto” T Board meeting, not announced, and thus in violation of the Open Meetings Act. As I was speaking to the T Board chair after the