Well I received a response today and let's just say the mayor is being put on notice.
I won't give details, but the office of the Attorney General tells me the steps necessary to bring action against the mayor.
It included this:
In response to your correspondence regarding Alabama's Open Meetings Act, as stated by Section 36-25A-6 of The Alabama Code, "A meeting of a governmental body, except while in executive session, may be openly recorded by any person in attendance by means of a tape recorder or any other means of sonic, photographic, or video reproduction provided the recording does not disrupt the conduct of the meeting.
Since May is so close to being voted out of office I think I will hold off on pursing anything.
But I guess all the Bessemer office holders should realize that Open Meeting Laws are to be observed.
Be sure to take part in my new poll to the left, which explores why Ed may did so poorly in the election.