SUN HERALD Editorial: Mississippi should expand, not restrict, public notification

One of the safeguards for the proper disposal of public property in Mississippi is the requirement that notices of such sales be printed in the state’s newspapers. Expanding the notification process to include websites would also enhance public awareness.

But it need not be an either/or situation.

Yet that is what Senate Bill 2137 would do: replace public newspaper notices of sales of public property with notices on the Internet.

SB 2137 deals only with property belonging to airport authorities in Mississippi.

But this approach could easily be extended to the disposal of public property belonging to other agencies of state government.