State says Arlington Board of Assessors violated Open Meeting Law

The Board of Assessors should not have discussed former assessor John Speidel’s employment the way it did in an April 7 executive session, a state office has found, calling it a “serious violation of the Open Meeting Law.”

Board members should have given 48 hours notice before discussing Speidel’s performance and should have allowed Speidel to be present at the meeting if he chose to be, according to the state Attorney General’s Division of Open Government.

The response comes in a letter delivered Tuesday to resident Christopher Loreti, who filed Open Meeting Law complaints against the board. Continue>>>