Area government officials skirt state statutes
One of the main mantras taught in journalism classes is that reporters serve as government watchdogs.
This means reporters serve as the eyes and ears of citizens at government meetings whether it be at the school district, township, city, county, state or federal level. As watchdogs, reporters ensure elected officials don’t abuse their power and do follow the rules.
In the lakes area, we believe the rules haven’t been followed in at least two instances.