(Cincinnati)- Issues with Ohio's open meetings laws are now being brought up by The University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees, who are raising questions about private discussions ahead of officially open meetings.
Fran Barrett, the University's Board chairman says the discussions are informational and meant to prepare trustees for their board meetings.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that comments in open meetings indicate they have been going over university business beforehand. The newspaper cited one example in February during official discussion of expanding the UC Bearcats' campus football stadium, with two trustees indicating they had already established approval for paying for design work before the public meeting.
Recently an appeals court sent a lawsuit to Warren County alleging that a longstanding practice of Clearcreek Township trustees gathering in the township administrator's office violates the states open meetings law.