Board Violated Law

Tulsa. OK – Tulsa library commission violates open meeting law

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Tulsa City-County Library Commission has violated the state's open meeting law, but the commission chairwoman says she's to blame and hopes to rectify the situation.

Chairwoman La Verne Ford Wimberly told the Tulsa World that commissioners voted in executive session during Wednesday's meeting to review the use of employee flex time and never returned to an open meeting. Both actions constitute violations of state law.

The commission might also have violated the law by not keeping minutes of its executive session and having a description of an agenda item that was too vague.

Wimberly says she was in a hurry to leave the meeting and erred in not having the commission return to open session. She says attempts are being made to reschedule a meeting on Tuesday to correct the error.


Information from: Tulsa World,

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