Goodrich village president tries to ban recording

Associated Press

Goodrich — A village president in Michigan is trying to ban recordings at the community’s offices and the surrounding grounds.

Just before the end of a recent council meeting, Goodrich Village Council President Mark Baldwin announced a ban on recording. The announcement was met with comments at the meeting that the village hall is a public building and talk of a lawsuit.

Baldwin says recordings can violate constitutional rights.

Baldwin told The Flint Journal on Monday that he’s not seeking to prevent recording of public meetings, but says there’s a concern with recordings afterward. Baldwin says some have been recorded after meetings and they didn’t know the recording devices were still on.

Katherine Vick, who records meetings, says the rule is “one of the more laughable ones” she’s heard from Baldwin.