LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Lawrence attorney says the Kansas Board of Regents likely violated state open-meetings laws by employing the former University of Kansas chancellor as a special adviser without taking a public vote. Attorney Max Kautsch said regents could’ve violated state law when they gathered in a closed-door session to approve Bernadette Gray-Little’s…
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NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for July 19, 2013
From NFOIC: A few state FOIA and local open government news items selected from many of interest that we might or might not have drawn attention to earlier in the week.
While you're at it, be sure to check out State FOIA Friday Archives.
Toledo mayor refuses to release a police department gang-turf map
Kansas A.G. offers open records, open meetings trainings
From CJOnline.com: The Kansas attorney general this month will offer five free training seminars on the state’s open meetings and open records acts.
Registration now is open for the free annual Kansas Open Meetings and Open Records Act training seminars. Each lasts three hours in select cities throughout the state.
Kansas public records can be pricey to obtain
From Kansas City.com:
Senate panel gathers input on open government bill
From The Topeka Capital-Journal:
A coalition of city and county government officials objected Wednesday to Senate legislation endorsed by news-gathering organizations to create statewide thresholds for compliance with the Kansas meetings and records laws.
Johnson County district attorney says public business is too often private
From The Kansas City Star:
Johnson County district attorney says public business is too often private.
District Attorney Steve Howe says some Johnson County governments are having trouble following the law when it comes to allowing the public access to meetings and documents.
Open government has become contentious issue in Shawnee
From Shawnee Dispatch:
Some Shawnee residents, including at least one member of the City Council, say the municipal government has transparency issues.
Mayor Jeff Meyers, however, wants to make one thing perfectly clear: “I am super confident I did not break the Kansas Open Meeting Act (KOMA) rules.”