Former Chickasha city manager alleges open records, meeting violations

Chickasha’s former city manager has accused city officials of open government violations centered around his firing in early October. In a lawsuit filed Oct. 24, Alan Guard said officials violated the state Open Continue Reading →

OSU SGA senators are responsible for knowing, not violating, Open Meeting Act

When The O’Colly asked if the SGA Senate was violating the Open Meeting Act, I pointed to the statute and attorney general opinions that prohibit senators from sending someone else to vote Continue Reading →

Wagoner County Commission agenda violates Open Meeting Act requirement for executive session

The Wagoner County Commission agenda for Tuesday’s meeting violated the state Open Meeting Act by failing to list the specific item of business to be discussed in the executive session. After the Continue Reading →

Okemah City Council members plead ‘not guilty’ to Open Meeting Act charges

Okemah councilmen Lloyd L. Raimer, Wayne J. Bacon and Bobby G. Massey pled “not guilty” last week to misdemeanor charges that they violated the state Open Meeting Act, the Okemah News Leader reported. They are accused of privately Continue Reading →

Three Okemah City Council members arrested for alleged Open Meeting Act violation

Three of Okemah’s five City Council members are accused of violating the state Open Meeting Act by privately discussing public business among themselves after a June meeting, the Okemah News Leader has reported. Continue Reading →

Does Open Meeting Act permit public bodies to discuss hourly workers in executive session?

Under the Open Meeting Act, public bodies may meet in executive session to discuss the “employment, hiring, appointment, promotion, demotion, disciplining or resignation of any individual salaried public officer or employee.” (Okla. Continue Reading →