Sunday, April 20, 2014

Oconee County Revised Its Farmland Protection Program To Improve Transparency And Then Held Seven Meetings Without Giving Public Notice

Now Waiting On Federal Funding

When the Oconee County Board of Commissioners began its overhaul of its farmland protection program 15 months ago, it did so, County Attorney Daniell Haygood said at the time, to make the process more transparent and to make sure the county was following state open records and open meetings laws.

Since that time, the Board assembled two different committees, one of which replaced a citizen committee that had been screening farms for the county’s program.