Thursday, January 9, 2020

Columbia Borough Council votes 5-2 to continue closed-door meetings, despite complaints

Heather Zink and Sharon Lintner voted against the measure.

Trust and transparency became big issues in Columbia where twice in the past 13 months citizens lodged complaints with the Lancaster County District Attorney's Office, alleging violations of the state's open meetings law. The DA's office declined to prosecute but did issue a warning letter to the borough in response to a complaint filed by Sharon Lintner. The other allegation was lodged by Heather Zink. Lintner and Zink are now newly sworn-in members of the council, with Zink serving as the board's new president and Lintner as vice president.


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