Allow the filming of quorum court meetings
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The Fulton County Quorum Court banned the filming of quorum court meetings with a 6-3 vote in August of 2011. Since then, Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has issued his opinion that "there is nothing intrinsically improper or disruptive about videotaping public meetings such that videotaping could be entirely banned."
According to a local news source, the Fulton County Quorum Court became the only government body in the state of Arkansas to not allow the filming of public meetings after the Calico Rock City Council lifted its ban on video recording in May of 2012.
Lifting the ban on filming would be an act of transparency and consideration. The actions of the quorum court have an enormous impact on the residents of Fulton County, but not everyone can attend the monthly meetings. Allowing filming would enable a larger number of residents to be informed and involved in the running of our local government. A majority vote will be needed to overturn the ban.
Justices who supported the ban:
Lynn Guffey, District 2 (870)-458-2159
Jim Bicker, District 3 (870)-458-2049
Michael Barnett, District 4 (870)-895-3792
Michael Roork, District 5 (870)-371-0108
David Cunningham, District 7 (870)-895-2363
Jack Haney, District 8 (870)-625-3593
Justices who opposed the ban:
Cris Newberry, District 1 (870)-458-2011
Marjorie Rogers, District 6 (870)-257-2352
Jimmy Marler, District 9 (870)-895-3017
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