Court rules Norman violated FOIA when approving budget

 

April 14, 2021



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The city of Norman violated the state's Open Meeting Act when it approved a budget that cut the police budget by $865,000, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

The court upheld a circuit judge's December ruling that a required notice for the June 16 meeting was worded deceptively. The notice said the council would consider adopting the city's proposed operating and capital budgets, but it did not say an amendment to slash the police budget by 3.6% would be discussed.

"We find that the language used in the agenda was deceptively vague and likely to mislead regardi...



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