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Open Meetings Commission Changes Rules

May 23, 2012, 12:02 PM by Brady Mallory

Open Meetings Commission Changes Rules
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

The South Dakota Open Meetings Commission is upholding a reprimand for the Sioux Falls City Council, but changing meeting rules for the future.

The city council was reprimanded for how it handled the firing of City Clerk Debra Owen.  A city council member blamed City Attorney David Pfeifle for giving bad legal advice.  Pfeifle said he used an Attorney General opinion from 1990 that said not to name an employee, or give specifics, about the issue and that it was recommended by the commission.     

Now the open meetings commission is no longer recommending this opinion.

From now on, the city council will have to name an employee and the action being taken against the employee. 

The city council went behind closed doors to talk about a so-called personnel matter.  When they came out of executive session, they voted for three council members to take the action discussed in that meeting, which was to fire Owen.

We'll have more on the latest decision and what it means to the city later in the day on KELOLAND News.

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