On May 14, photographer Gunnar Kuepper tries to open the door to the LCWD public meeting. The door was locked. The meeting had been interrupted by President Julie McWhorter after a photo was taken of board member William Hopper as he asked questions about the district’s financial report. Everyone was told to go outside. While Kuepper and the publisher of The Mountain Enterprise stood outside discussing what had occurred, other members of the pubic were beckoned back inside. The door was locked and the public session resumed. The tactic was to keep the media from attending the public agency’s public meeting. [photo by The Mountain Enterprise]

On May 14, photographer Gunnar Kuepper tries to open the door to the LCWD public meeting. The door was locked. The meeting had been interrupted by President Julie McWhorter after a photo was taken of board member William Hopper as he asked questions about the district’s financial report. Everyone was told to go outside. While Kuepper and the publisher of The Mountain Enterprise stood outside discussing what had occurred, other members of the pubic were beckoned back inside. The door was locked and the public session resumed. The tactic was to keep the media from attending the public agency’s public meeting. [photo by The Mountain Enterprise]