JAA minutes fall short of full session

Minutes from the first half-hour of Jacksonville Airport Authority meetings are nowhere to be found, despite a state law requiring a written record of public meetings.

No one kept records of what was discussed the first 30 minutes of each board meeting, when the authority’s executive director spoke with board members about topics not listed on the official agenda.

The authority hasn’t been keeping minutes of the discussions the board dubbed “executive sessions,” which are conducted by the board before its regular monthly meetings. And tape recordings of the executive sessions haven’t been made since the board formed in October.