- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 4, 2014

CLINTON, La. (AP) - In an effort to keep meetings more transparent for the public and to keep all police jurors involved, the East Feliciana Police Jury adopted general guidelines Monday for the parish’s six committees.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1emLpbp ) the recommendations came from the governing body’s Executive Committee, chaired by jury President Louis Kent. The guidelines include notifying jurors of all committee meetings, recording all meetings and providing a synopsis of the committees’ recommendations to jurors at the following regular meeting.

The guidelines also name the parish manager as the single point of contact for jurors. Kent said an attorney general’s opinion says an individual juror does not have the authority to supervise or direct jury personnel in their duties.

The guidelines also give the parish manager the authority to formulate policy or ordinance changes and give them to the jury for consideration.

The manager also has the authority to approve expenditures up to $1,000.

The jury president and Finance Chairman have the authority to approve any expenditures of $1,001 to $9,999. Expenditures over $10,000 must be approved by the entire jury, according to the new guidelines.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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