Sauer says Goodnight's violation was a result of ``ignorance and not ill will.''
The commission and county officials met with Butler on Oct. 16, 2008, to discuss issues related to Butler's plans for a casino in Ford County.
Goodnight says the clerk's office is responsible for notifying people about commission meetings. But Goodnight had told the clerk the meeting was informal. The clerk's office told only a reporter from the Dodge City Daily Globe.
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