February 10, 2016

Public officials attend KOMA training workshop

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe hosted dozens of public and appointed officials at a workshop on the Kansas Open Meetings Act (KOMA). More than 90 people, including Gardner City Council members Larry Fotovich and Randy Gregorcyk and city administrator Cheryl Harrison-Lee, attended the two-hour presentation. “Several city officials have expressed confusion Continue Reading

City of Mission violates open meetings law

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com The Mission City Council and Mayor violated the Kansas Open Meetings Act, District Attorney Steve Howe said in an opinion issued late last week. Howe is not filing action against the governing body, but he is asking members to attend KOMA training in the next six months. “Please remember that any Mayor Continue Reading

Council, Mayor under investigation for open meetings violations

Danedri Thompson submissions@gardnernews.com The Johnson County District Attorney’s Office is investigating members of the Gardner City Council and Mayor for at least two separate Kansas Open Meetings Act violations. A spokesperson for the DA declined to comment about any specifics of the investigation including who filed the complaint, which council members are under investigation and Continue Reading