Today’s (Wednesday) trial on the enforcement actions related to the city of Clinton not releasing records of closed sessions has been continued. In a summary judgment issued Tuesday, the city was found to have violated the Open Records law in not releasing the records of a series of six closed meetings held regarding the lawsuit filed over the ambulance service billing practices. Today’s trial was to present arguments on the penalties and enforcement.
Archive for November 20, 2013
Judge Orders the City of Clinton to Release Records to Public Regarding $4.5 Million Emergency Medical Service Lawsuit
As part of a lawsuit by Citizens for Open Government, a Clinton County District Court judge today ordered the City of Clinton to release records from meetings regarding its improper ambulance billings that resulted in $4.5 million in fines and damages.
Read ACLU statement.
Link to ummary judgement included
From Radio Iowa By Pat Curtis
Iowans could be thankful for a smaller grocery bill as they prepare this year’s Thanksgiving feast. Dave Miller is the Iowa Farm Bureau’s Research Director. “The cost of a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner is likely to be down about 44-cents compared to a year ago,” Miller says.
The estimate is based on the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 28th annual informal price survey.
Clinton Police are investigating a reported armed robbery on Sunday night.
Police report that at about 8:30 on Sunday night the Clinton Police and Fire Departments responded to 3242 McKinley to a report of a robbery.
An inch high stack of papers make-up the transcripts of several closed meetings held by the Clinton City Council concerning the E-M-S fraudulent billing lawsuit.
Unofficial election results show the two At-Large Clinton City Council seat were filled in Tuesday’s vote. With five candidates vying for the two seats, there was a chance for a run-off. Elections Commissioner Eric Van Lancker reported the formula based on turnout showed 1,680 votes were needed to be elected in the race.