Kanopolis settles KOMA violation

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has executed a settlement with the Kanopolis City Council to resolve a violation of the Kansas Open Meetings Act (KOMA).

In September, the attorney general’s office received a complaint alleging that the Kanopolis City Council violated the KOMA by improperly taking binding action in an executive session.

Upon investigation, the attorney general’s office determined that the council violated the KOMA by recessing into executive session to discuss non-elected personnel, and taking binding action to terminate the city clerk without holding a public vote. The council at a later meeting took a public vote to ratify the clerk’s termination.

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