Attorney General Concurs with Beaty, Rules MassPort Violated OML

Multiple flaws found in two meeting notices...
County Commissioner and State Rep. Candidate Ron Beaty (courtesy photo)

In a recently issued official determination (see attached documents), the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, Division of Open Government has ruled that the Massachusetts Port Authority, Board of Directors has violated the Open Meeting Law.

The review and investigation resulted from a formal complaint filed by Republican 5th Barnstable District State Representative Candidate and Barnstable County Commissioner Ron Beaty. 

Beaty stated, “I am happy to see that my ongoing pursuit of open, transparent and accountable government is yielding positive results.” 

Beaty further stated, “The public’s right to know regarding all state governmental operations is of paramount importance. When elected as a state legislator, I plan to bring this same kind of dogged pursuit of transparency and accountability to Beacon Hill as well.” 

For further details about the ruling, please read the full ruling found 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