QUORUM ATTENDANCE AT WHITE HOUSE BRIEFING

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December 10, 2018


Request: Did the Cass County Commission violate the open meetings law when a quorum of commissioners participated in meetings in Washington DC that were not open to the public?

Conclusion:  The Cass County Commission was invited to attend meetings at the White House. The Commission chose to send a quorum to a meeting involving public business when it knew the meeting would not be open to the public. In addition to the closed White House briefing, the commissioners attended other meetings in Washington DC, which were not noticed in compliance with the law. The Cass County Commission violated the law.

Opinion: 2018-O-20

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