The Georgia Attorney General’s office sent a letter to the city of Macon Wednesday, asking for details on a possible Open Meetings Act violation.
The letter, from Senior Assistant Attorney General Stefan Ritter to Macon City Attorney Martha Welsh, refers to a Dec. 16 meeting of the City Council Committee on Committees. In that meeting, when the three-person committee met to assign council members to standing committees for the next four years, Councilman Charles Jones and Councilman Larry Schlesinger showed up with apparently identical lists already made. They acknowledged meeting beforehand, but they denied actually colluding on their lists.
Since two members would be a quorum of the Committee on Committees, other council members accused Jones and Schlesinger of violating the Open Meetings Act.
At least one ethics complaint has been filed against them locally regarding the same incident.
For more on this story, see Thursday’s Telegraph.