AG: Lawrence City Commission Violated Law

By: AP
By: AP

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ The Lawrence City Commission violated the
state's open meetings law when it met in closed session with the
head of the city's chamber of commerce.

That's the ruling after an investigation by the Kansas Attorney
General's staff of the September 20th executive session, when the
commission met with Chamber of Commerce President Laverne Squire.

The investigators said the meeting violated the open meetings
law because Squire is not a public representative or a lawyer for
the city.

City Manager Dave Corliss says the city staff gave commissioners
an incorrect interpretation of the open meetings law.

The Attorney General's office has proposed a settlement that
would require the city commission to take two hours of training on
the Kansas Open Meetings Act.


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