Public business must be carried out in the open. That’s self-evident, but it still does not always happen.
The latest example of the failure of a local government in West Virginia to be open about the public’s business comes from the Nicholas County Commission.
Last August, the Commission hired Roger Beverage as the county administrator at a salary of $60,000 a year. A local citizen, Tim Clifford, challenged the hiring, claiming the Commission acted illegally.