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OM 17-26 Bassett v. North Smithfield Municipal Building Review Task Force (NSMBRTF) - No Violation

Complainant alleged that the NSMBRTF failed to post agendas for two meetings. Because Complainant provided no indication that the failure to post agendas specifically prevented him from attending the meetings, and, instead, suggested that he would not have been able to attend the meetings regardless, we found that Complainant had not met his burden under the Graziano standard. See R.I. Gen. Laws 42-46-8(a); see also Graziano v. Rhode Island State Lottery Commission, 810 A.2d 215 (R.I. 2002). As such, we found that Complainant was not an "aggrieved" party and therefore had no standing to allege the OMA violation contained in his complaint. See Curt-Hoard v. Woonsocket School Board, OM 14-20. Therefore, we found no violation.

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