College of DuPage (ECWd) –
The College of DuPage has responded to my August 21, 2014 Open Meetings Act Complaint to the Illinois Attorney General, 2014 PAC 30969. Original article is here.
The school alleges that the OMA does not require a meeting to start on time. However, the OMA specifically states that “[a]ll meetings required by this Act to be Public shall be held at specified times and places…” – and the posted meeting agenda specified the start time of 7:00 p.m., not 7:21 after they finished lallygagging in the back room disrespecting the overflowing board room and overflowing overflow room.
COD also claims it is OK to place the public into classes of people for public comment. They claim I wanted to “appropriate” “their” equipment for public comment. They explain how it’s OK to hold a closed session and keep an elected trustee from attending, even going so far as saying she left voluntarily – without mentioning the campus police officer standing next to her making her feel like she would be forced to leave. You know, an intimidation tactic on the part of Chairman Birt.
Finally, COD claimed there was nothing wrong with how they noticed the censure resolution.