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OM 19-09 Murphy v. Jamestown Board of Canvassers - No violation

Complainant alleged that Jamestown Board of Canvassers unilaterally ended discussion on an agenda item without taking a vote of the Board members who were present and that the chairperson decided to take no further action or vote on the matter at issue. This Office determined that the OMA was not violated because the OMA does not require that a vote be taken on an agenda item and does not require a public body to discuss an issue. Additionally, allegations about the Chairperson's individual actions do not implicate the OMA.

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