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05/04/2021
In two complaints respectively relating to meetings held on November 10, 2020 and December 5, 2020, the Complainant alleged that the Scituate School Committee violated the OMA at each meeting because the agenda item titled "Consent Agenda, 1. Meeting Minutes, 2. Bills, 3. Correspondence" failed to...
05/04/2021
The Complainant alleged that the Board violated the OMA by failing to file official minutes on the Secretary of State's website within thirty-five (35) days for several meetings and by failing to make unofficial minutes of these meetings available as required by the OMA within thirty-five (35)...
05/04/2021
The Complainant alleged that the CRMC violated the APRA by failing to respond to his four-part document request in a timely manner. In response, the CRMC conceded that it had failed to respond, provided documents as to two parts of the request, and stated that it did not find documents responsive...
05/04/2021
Both Complainants alleged that the Fire District violated the OMA when it convened a meeting outside of the public purview. Ms. Childs additionally alleged that the Fire District failed to include a date of posting on the physical posting of its meeting notice and provided an inadequately specific...
05/04/2021
Complainant alleged the Corporation violated the OMA by improperly discussing an agenda item in executive session and because the pertinent agenda item failed to specify the business to be discussed. Based on the undisputed evidence presented, we determined that the Corporation's executive session...
05/04/2021
The Complainant alleged that the Fire District violated the APRA when it (1) withheld responsive documents; (2) failed to adequately cite a reason for the denial; (3) failed to provide the procedures for appealing the denial; and (4) failed to state that no portion of the withheld documents were...
05/04/2021
The Complainant alleged that the District improperly withheld a number of records in response to his APRA request. This Office previously issued a finding, PR 20-52, which set forth the relevant legal framework and concluded that the District permissibly withheld a number of documents. Our prior...
05/04/2021
The Complainant alleged that the Council violated the OMA by improperly convening into executive session to discuss the disposition of the Tower Street property and because the agenda for the meeting did not explicitly give notice that the Council would be convening into executive session to...
05/04/2021
The Complainant alleged that the Town violated the APRA when it failed to timely and completely respond to his July 16, 2020 and July 17, 2020 APRA requests and failed to respond to his administrative appeal. The Town did not dispute that it failed to timely respond to the Complainant's APRA...
05/04/2021
Complainant alleged the City violated the APRA when it redacted firearm serial numbers in the documents it produced without citing a valid APRA exemption for those redactions. Based on the record before us, we determined that the City's initial response to the Complainant generally tracked the...