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10001-declarations

96-IB11: Re: Motion for Reconsideration – Georgetown Town Council Lynn M. DeLeon – Freedom of Information Act Complaint, 29 Del. C. §10005(e)

Written on: March 20th, 1996 in 10001 Declaration of Policy

Georgetown Town Council motioned for reargument on A.G. Opinion 96-IB05 based on the decision of Kansas City Star Company v. Fulson, 859 S.W.2d 934 (1993). Held: motion is denied. Unlike the meetings in Kansas City Star Company, the Georgetown Town Council conducted public business when it held separate meetings to discuss and ratify the November, 1995 memorandum regarding personnel and other issues.


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10002g-meeting

95-IB04: RE: Freedom of Information Act Complaint 29 Del. C. §10005(e)

Written on: January 23rd, 1995 in 10002(g) Meeting

The Complainant alleged that Woodbridge School District was holding meetings in violation of Delaware’s Open Meeting Law. The District would hold breakfast meetings attended by the Board, district administrative staff and invitees and discuss “suggestions for betterment of the school system.” The District argued that public business was not conducted during these meetings and that the meetings did not meet the definition of “public meeting”. Held: A discussion of suggestions for betterment of the school system is considered public business. Because a quorum of the Board was present, the breakfast meetings should be considered public meetings within the meaning of the statute.


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