State Treasurer Converse Chellis has asked Governor Mark Sanford to let the Budget and Control Board “take its show on the road” and hold the next two meetings at locations in Greenville and Charleston. Chellis wants the Board to consider other locations in the future. He says more citizens should see firsthand how that part of state government operates.
Chellis also wants ETV to provide live streaming of the Budget and Control Board meetings over the internet.
Chellis wants the meetings held in public buildings with enough room to accommodate a crowd. They’re currently held in a small board room.
Chellis says the board’s primary function is to make sure that the law is followed, and he believes taking the meetings to the public increases government transparency.