Ex Post Facto Posting of Monday’s Mental Health Board Ethics & Compliance Meeting, Monday 7 AM Board Meeting

When I spoke during public comment time at the McHenry County Mental Health Board meeting on Monday night,  I criticized the Board for not having posted its 5 o’clock Ethics & Compliance Committee meeting.

Here’s what was on the Mental Health Board web site on Monday, August 20th:

The August 20th 5 PM meeting of the Mental Health Board’s Ethics & Compliance Committee was not on its web site the day of the meeting. That was the same day as the Board meeting, which is visible.  Note date on the upper right hand corner of the page.

By the Friday after the meeting, however, the Committee meeting had been posted:

Someone added the August 20th 5 PM meeting of the Ethics & Compliance Committee to the calendar after the meeting was held.  Note date on the upper right hand corner of the page.

What do you make of that?

Note that on Monday morning, the Board is holding a 7 AM meeting.

That has not been posted on the McHenry County web site, however.

What appears on the McHenry County calendar for the Mental Health Board for the weekend prior to the 7 AM Monday meeting.

While such posting is a courtesy and certainly not mandatory, it is a convenience to the public that the Mental Health Board has foregone for Monday’s meeting.

There is some indication that the Monday meeting may cover revisions in the new appeals rules, but, since there is no agenda posted, the only way to find out is to go to the meeting.  I stopped doing early morning meetings in the 1970’s, so if you attend, please let me know what happens.


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