Sept. 23 — Aides have held their own regular meetings behind closed doors, and they have sometimes even documented their agreements — much like votes — in official memos. Operating this way allowed the commissioners to reach accord on issues out of the public eye. And it may have been illegal.
Is a policy analyst for TCAP, a coalition of cities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because high energy costs can impact municipal budgets and the ability to fund essential services, TCAP, as part of its mission, actively promotes affordable energy policies. High energy prices also place a burden on local businesses and home consumers.