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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Trip to Europe Violated Open Public Meetings Act

The State Auditor made an audit finding, which is an official notice of a violation of law, against the Annapolis Water District in Kitsap County. The water district board members went to Europe on district business and discussed district business but failed to provide notice of this special meeting. The State Auditor found "Since a quorum was present, the District
should have notified the public that special meetings were going to be held in Germany, Austria,
Hungary and France."

The Tacoma News Tribune's David Seago adds a little zip to this story in his post "Let's inspect sewage in Paris!"