Re-posted only to change how it was originally posted.
By: Diane Benjamin
The Attorney General finally ruled on the Open Meetings Act Violation filed in 2013 by then Alderwoman Judy Stearns!
A couple of weeks I wrote about Madigan’s failure to rule and asked readers to call. https://blnnews.com/2016/05/19/madigan-too-busy/
I know at least a few of you did, maybe that’s why they finally got around to it.
The Pantagraph covered the story at the time: http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/alderman-stearns-alleges-open-meetings-act-violation/article_5b8974e2-6916-11e3-986a-001a4bcf887a.html
It will be fun to see if they ignore it now!
In the story Renner called the accusations “total ridiculous”. He claimed the discussions are exactly what should happen behind closed doors.
The Attorney General disagreed!
Bloomington may win awards for the information posted on their website, but being transparent isn’t just about a website Tari. You are a political science professor who circumvented the law for your “Culture Change”. Why IWU continues to employee you is unfathomable.
See the AG ruling here: 27199 o 2a improper 2c1 proper improper mun-1
Public Access ruled that parts of the closed meeting were legal and parts were illegal. The City must release the parts that aren’t legal, both a written transcript and the tape. I have filed a FOIA request for both.
Note to Renner: I know what is on the tape that wasn’t legal. Don’t try to redact your embarrassing moments.
The ruling also shows the incompetence of the City’s legal department. Todd Greenburg was already gone, so I don’t know who responded to the AG for the City.
Judy Stearns provided this comment on the ruling: