Attorney General: CCPL Board Violated Open Meetings Act

Dec 26, 2018

Kentucky’s Attorney General said the Calloway County Public Library Board violated the state’s Open Meetings Act at a special called meeting in October.

Attorney General Andy Beshear’s decision said the meeting agenda wasn’t specific enough to cover the board’s discussion of the library’s proposed expansion. The agenda instead listed 'Strategic Plan/ SWOT,' which stands for "Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats." Beshear's decision said "the public could not reasonably impute from the acronym “S.W.O.T.” that the board would discuss library expansion opportunities and review proposals related to that expansion."

However, the AG’s office reported the board did not violate the Open Meetings Act when it conducted a series of tours of the former Regions Bank building which is a proposed location for expansion because there were not enough board members present to form a quorum.