Most Madison Police and Fire Commission meetings held at private law office in 2011

Commission lawyer defends:

The attorney for the Madison Police and Fire Commission said Thursday he believes commission meetings that take place at his Capitol Square law offices are “reasonably accessible to the public” as required by law.

Asst. A.G. skeptical:

“We generally discourage government bodies from meeting in private facilities because they’re liable to be perceived by the public as less open,” Assistant Attorney General Thomas Bellavia said Thursday….

“You are definitely going to be at risk, open to claims,” that the law was violated, he said. “It’s not a very smart thing to do.”

Via Wisconsin State Journal .