sunshine laws

Time to remove the directors of the Montgomery County Board of Elections

It’s a simple public records request: Give us an agenda that actually informs the public of what you are going to discuss at your meetings. Can you imagine if the School Board or the City or County Commission sent out a clone of their agenda every week that looked like this? We’re going to meet Read More

Huber Heights former Mayor sues City for Sunshine Law violations

There is no reason for Montgomery County Ohio to have 30+ different jurisdictions (governmental- not including the 18+ school districts- and note- these numbers are guesstimates, because some tax spending organizations can’t even be comprehended to be counted). Call it an empire of banana republics- most electing some well meaning citizens to a position of Read More

A mistake in the NY Times! Apparently NY is just as backassward as Ohio in appointing people to Board of Elections jobs.

Despite the Presidents constant complaints about the “Fake News” and biased media- especially the NY Times, I usually find it accurate and honest. Until this morning when I saw this: New York is the only state in the country with local election boards whose staffers are chosen almost entirely by Democratic and Republican Party bosses, Read More

School board hell bent on violating sunshine laws again- just to show they can at will

Expecting anything remotely resembling rational behavior from the Board of Education that hired two sociopathic superintendents in a row would be like suddenly believing in Santa Claus on your death bed. The board just had to pay their old attorney, Brian Wildermuth of Subashi Wildermuth & Justice, to file a response in my appeal to Read More

Esrati files appeal to Ohio Supreme Court over legality of “Information Sessions”

Judge Richard Skelton said the School closing task force was a public body and subject to the Ohio Sunshine Laws- AKA Open Meetings Act covered in ORC 121.22 Then he and the 2nd district court of appeals claimed the task force, which had already violated the OMA multiple times, was perfectly legal to meet behind Read More

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