AG Office’s open records, meeting seminars start Sept. 28

An official from the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office will answer questions about the state’s Open Records and Meeting laws during a series of workshops this fall and winter. The workshops are free Continue Reading →

Public bodies may post agenda online in lieu of posting paper copy

Public bodies don’t have to post paper copies of meeting agendas if they post the agendas on their websites and provide them free via email, under a bill signed by Gov. Mary Continue Reading →

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

UPDATE: June 13, 2017. News courtesy of Okemah News Leader: Lincoln County District Attorney Richard L. Smothermon filed a motion June 9 to dismiss the charges with prejudice and with costs. Creek County 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 →