CLARK, CO., IL. (ECWd) -
The "Municipal Minute", a publication of the Law Firm of Angel Glick in Chicago - Diamond, Bush, DiCianni, Krafthefer - recently posted an article on the Clark County Park Board citizen's arrest. Just thought you might want to read it.
From their website:
Citizen’s Arrest Made At Park Board Meeting for Alleged OMA Violation
Today's post involves our second "public comment" case in under a week. This case deals with an Illinois park district board that did not allow public comment at a recent board meeting. You might recall that last week we reported on a New Mexico case where the court struck down a public comment policy that banned "negative" or critical public comments as unconstitutional.
On May 12, 2014, the Clark County Park District Board held a special meeting, where it went into executive session to discuss the executive director’s evaluation. After returning to open session, the Board voted to table the “status of executive director” agenda item. According to news reports and a subsequently filed lawsuit, members of the public had, apparently, requested and were denied an opportunity to speak at the meeting before the meeting was adjourned.
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