Winston-Salem Journal: Trinity council responds to secret meeting allegations

From the Winston-Salem Journal (3/5/12): Trinity officials are denying allegations that they have held secret meetings in violation of state open meetings laws.

Following a called meeting on Friday, Trinity officials responded to a Feb. 16 letter from the N.C. Attorney General’s office requesting information concerning allegations of council members possibly holding illegal secret meetings.

Mayor Carlton Boyles called the meeting, which started with an hourlong closed session to consult with City Attorney Bob Wilhoit. After the closed session, Wilhoit passed out copies of the city’s response to the Attorney General’s letter.

The attorney general requested the information after receiving a letter from resident Mike Robertson, a member of Trinity’s Infrastructure Committee.

Robertson sent the letter to the attorney general’s office Feb. 7.

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