AG's Office Finds County Commissioners Violated Open Meeting Law

June 28, 2017 meeting notice defective...

The Attorney General's office has ruled that the Barnstable County Commissioners violated the Open Meeting Law in their June 28, 2017 meeting.  The AG's office issued a seven page ruling letter (see photo gallery below) in support of the OML complaint filed by Commissioner Ron Beaty.

The letter, written by Kerry Anne Kilcoyne, Assistant Attorney General, Division of Open Government, states that the matter is nwo resolved.  The letter orders the County Commissioners' "immediate and future compliance with the Open Meeting Law".  It also orders the Commissioners to revise both its open session and emergency minutes to cure the deficits found in those documents.

The AG's office considers the complaint to be now resolved.

You may read the full letter in the photo gallery below. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on