Milwaukee County Board at it Again - Complaint Filed
The toddlers at the County Board have a few more tantrums left in them before they lose the keys to the recess room. Their latest pout fest may have violated the law. As we reported today on RightWisconsin:
On Monday, the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) filed a complaint against the Milwaukee County Board on behalf of County Supervisor Deanna Alexander alleging that members of the County Board violated the Open Meetings Law by engaging in a "walking quorum" on the decision to fire Corporation Counsel Kimberly Walker.
"Walking quorums" are defined as secret meetings and correspondence undertaken to avoid public debate and discussion on an issue. Supervisors John Weishan Jr. and Theo Lipscomb mentioned in media reports that a number of supervisors corresponded and lined the votes to dismiss Walker without any public debate.
"This is a textbook walking quorum, if the reports are accurate," said Tom Kamenick, Associate Counsel and open government specialist at WILL. "You have a majority of the members of a governing body meeting in small groups behind closed doors to decide ahead-of-time what action they will take when the open meeting occurs...