DuPage Township, IL. (ECWd) -
Today, the Illinois Attorney General's Public Access Counselor issued a determination stating that the DuPage Township Board violated the Open Meetings Act during its February 15, 2019 Closed Session Meeting.
In it's determination, the AG-PAC stated the following:
- DuPage Township did not violate Section 2(c)(1) because the township did discuss the employment and employment related conduct of a specific employee
- DuPage Township did violate Section 2(c)(3) because certain portions of the lengthy discussion strayed beyond the scope of section 2(c)(3). For example, a particular policy and a conflict between two individuals were permissibly discussed in the context of the candidate's interpersonal skills, but at times, the discussion veered into the source of the underlying conflict and the content of specific communications. Those portions of the discussion involved the conflict itself and did not concern whether to select the candidate. . . those portions of the discussion did not substantially comply with the OMA.
To remedy these violations, this office [AG] requests that the Board review the closed session recording and vote to release the discrete portions that do not directly concern the selection of a person to fill a public office or the employment of a specific employee.
We look forward to hearing the audio of the unauthorized discussions.