On April 10, 2006 the JS reported that “apparently the verdict is still out as to whether the Park Board violated the Illinois Open Meeting Act when it held closed-door discussions about partnering with district 150 to use part of Glen Oak PARK for a new school.”
Terry Mutchler, public access counsel for the Illinois Attorney General, said it appeared to be “a violation of the act” at first blush. But her office is still investigating and has yet to make an official ruling, according to Cassidy. Tim Cassidy is President of the Peoria Public Park Board.
On 4/9/07 the JS wrote “In December 2006, a judge ruled that the board violated the act when she accidentally erased audiotapes of executive sessions meetings and the lawsuit filed by Alms and Partridge can go to trial.”
This is the 3rd part of a series I will blog on as to why certain Park Board Tapes MIGHT have been erased.