GODDARD BUTCHERS OPEN MEETING LAW

Arizona's Open Meeting Law includes ARS 38-431.01, which includes "A.  All legal action transacted by any public body during a meeting held in violation of any provision of this article is null and void except as provided in subsection B."  Section B sets up procedures for ratifying actions which are null and void.  In other words, all legal action by any public body during a meeting held in violation of any provision of the Open Meeting Law is null and void, but may be ratified later.

Sounds simple.  But if you go to
    http://www.azag.gov/opinions/2008/I08-001.pdf
you'll see Attorney General, would-be Governor, Terry Goddard, turning legal handsprings to opine that when a meeting includes agenda items for which the public notice violated the requirements of the Open Meeting Law, the votes taken on the other agenda items are not void.

In other words, Goddard completely contradicted the clear and unambiguous words of the Open Meeting Law.  This botched job should be rectified as soon as possible.