Written on: January 13th, 2005 in News
Written on: January 12th, 2005 in 10001 Declaration of Policy
The Complainant alleged the City Council violated FOIA by going into executive session to discuss the performance and salary of the City Secretary, City Solicitor and Deputy City Solicitor. Held: the City did not violate FOIA concerning the performance and salary of the City Secretary who is a public employee subject to the personnel exception. The discussion of the City Solicitor and Deputy Solicitor did violate FOIA because they were independent contractors not public employees.
Written on: January 3rd, 2005 in 10001 Declaration of Policy
The Complainant alleged the School District violated FOIA by limiting speakers at the public minute to 2 minutes and not allowing them to identify any other individual in their remarks. Held: the 2 minute limit did not violate FOIA because public bodies may impose reasonable time, place and manner restrictions on public participation. However, once comment was allowed, the Board violated FOIA by attempting to limit the content of the speech.