Closed doors to be the norm at the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission

A screenshot from the June 21 open meeting of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission. Three commissioners sit at a table discussing the open meeting schedule.


Those who attempt to follow the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission will have to get used to the idea of closed doors. And it’s not anything like what singer Charlie Rich suggested in his 1973 hit song, “Behind Closed Doors.”

The commissioners have decided to reduce the number of public meetings from one or two times a week to one public session every other week.

As the Santa Fe New Mexican reported, “Secret sessions are about to become the norm.”

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The three commissioners recently voted unanimously in favor of a plan to hold fewer public meetings and more executive sessions, or talks held behind closed doors.

Oklahoma Corporation Commissioners hold only public meetings which are also televised.

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