At the August 14, 2012, meeting of the Snohomish County Board of Health it was mentioned that the Program and Policy Committee would meet and discuss fluoridation issues raised. I made it clear that we would like to be notified of the meeting so we could attend.

At the Board meeting on September 11, 2012, it was announced that at some time between August 14 and September 11 the Program Policy Committee had met and had heard from Dr. Goldbaum that the Program and Policy Committee had decided that “no further action would be taken”.

No one connected with the Board notified me or any other Everett Safe Water members that the Program Policy Committee was going to meet.

I wrote to the Board and criticized this violation of the Open Meetings Act. I sent the following request for documents to the Board:

On behalf of Everett Safe Water, I am demanding that the Board send me any and all written notes or documents and any audio or video recordings of the aforesaid meeting of the Program Policy Committee.

Nancy Blevins, Public Records Manager, sent the following items:

Agenda for the August 23, 2012, meeting of the Policy & Program Committee of the Snohomish County Board of Health.

Outline of Dr. Goldbaum’s written presentation to the August 23, 2012, meeting of the Policy & Program Committee.

Audio recording of the August 23, 2012, meeting of the Policy & Program Committee of the Snohomish Councy Board of Health.