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Crosland v. Butts County Board of Zoning Appeals

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Croslandvs.Butts County Board of Zoning Appeals
Number: No. A94A0739
Year: 1994
State: Georgia
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Crosland v. Butts County Board of Zoning Appeals was a case before the Georgia Supreme Court in 1994 concerning open meetings laws.


Crosland v. Butts County Board of Zoning Appeals, No. A94A0739 (Ga. App., July 15, 1994) (en banc) (Pope, J.), cert. applied for: Suit challenging Butts County Board of Zoning Appeals' grant of a solid waste landfill permit. The trial court (Smith, J.) granted summary judgment to the board, concluding that the board had not violated the Act. In an en banc decision, the Court of Appeals reversed and remanded, holding that fact issues existed as to whether the Act had been violated. The court noted that there was conflicting testimony as to whether the merits of granting the permit had been discussed at two nonpublic meetings that had been held by the board. Four judges dissented, arguing that even though the permit was discussed at closed meetings, the only "official action" occurred at an open meeting after public hearings.[1]

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  1. Synopsis of Georgia Open Meetings Act Cases