Meeting with BSL city leaders characterized as ‘training’

Bay St. Louis City Council members have been called to a meeting about city finances Thursday, but there were initially questions about whether that meeting might violate the Sunshine Law.

Councilwoman Wendy McDonald confirmed that council members have been called to a closed door meeting Thursday evening with representatives from the State Auditor’s Office. As of late Wednesday evening, the council president decided to open the meeting to the media and public.

McDonald said Council President Joey Boudin sent an email to members saying auditors requested the meeting. According to McDonald, the email read in part: “It’s closed to the public. It’s for educational purposes only, no business to be conducted and no decisions to be made. They [the State Auditor’s Office] want to give us an update and inform us on the way we should be doing things according to state law.”