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OM 14-25 Kelly v. Woonsocket Budget Commission No Violation

The Complainant alleged that members of the Woonsocket Budget Commission ("WBC") violated the OMA when the members voted to terminate the services of the Finance Director Tom Bruce through email communications, and 2) when the Commission failed to post proper notice on the Secretary of State website. Rhode Island General Laws 45-9-6(a) clearly defines the five (5) instances under which the Commission must comply with the OMA. The termination of an employee does not fall into any of those five (5) situations. Thus, the WBC did not violate the OMA.

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Department or agency: Office of the Attorney General: Open Government

Online: http://www.riag.ri.gov/civil/opengovernment/index.php

Release date: 06-12-2014

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