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February 21, 2024

COD’s Response to the August 21 Open Meetings Complaint –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On December 5, 2014

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.

Below, you can read COD’s response to the complaint and also where I provide detailed rebuttals in my response to COD.

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  • ECWDogs
    Posted at 22:36h, 05 December

    COD’s Response to the August 21 Open Meetings Complaint –

  • Dave
    Posted at 08:46h, 06 December

    COD’s arrogance and deceit is unbelievable!