Some democrats, including at least two Ohio members of Congress, plan to boycott Tuesday’s scheduled speech to a joint session of Congress by Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.
Columbus City Council members will interview candidates for two open council seats this week before a vote on January 10th. Those interviews will be held behind closed doors for the first time.
A grassroots group is speaking out against a ballot question that would allow Columbus City Council to meet in private. Issue Two would change the city’s charter to allow for executive sessions under certain circumstances.
Elected officials usually conduct their meetings in public, however the law says sometimes they can hold meetings in private. But Columbus City Council members say city ordinances prevent them from holding such executive sessions. They are looking at ways to hold some meetings in private.