Forsyth Co. chairman cancels non-public commissioner meetings

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FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairman Richard Linville backed off plans to talk with fellow commissioners privately about how much representation the county should have on a new board to run CenterPoint Human Serviceson Thursday.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported that County Commissioner Walter Marshall had criticized Linville’s decision to take the discussion behind closed doors.

Linville didn’t back down from his assertion that he could have legally met with commissioners in small groups to talk about the matter.

Linville also said that he decided that being open was the best policy, in bringing up CenterPoint for open discussion during Thursday’s briefing session of the county board.

“It is never my intent to try to do something closed to the media and others from knowing about it,” Linville explained after Thursday’s session, according to The Winston-Salem Journal.

Read more: The Winston-Salem Journal.

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