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VIOLATION OF OPEN MEETING LAW
MARCH 28, 2017
CITY COUNCIL OF MEDFORD
ANTHONY ARENA RESIGNED OVER A SIMILAR STUNT - MESSING WITH THE PUBLIC'S RIGHT TO KNOW.
AG’s office: Medford zoning board “misled” public, violated Open Meeting Law
“We agree with [Rodriguez] that Chair Arena’s statements misled the public to reasonably assume that the meeting had concluded,” wrote Assistant Attorney General Hanne Rush in an Oct. 11 letter to Medford City Solicitor Mark Rumley. “Following Chair Arena’s statements, both the audience and the board members rose from their seats, giving the appearance that the meeting was over. The board did not vote on (or even announce) whether to take a recess and did not indicate to the public that it would re-convene following this recess for the purpose of discussion the application.”
Mr. DisDUSSION must be brought to justice,