Document Type

Case Summary

Publication Date

6-14-2007

Case Synopsis

Gary R. Schmidt raised six alleging violation of Nevada’s Open Meeting Law, NRS § 241 et seq. The first four stemmed from a Washoe County Board of Commissioners (“WCBC”) meeting on January 11, 2005. First, that the WCBC violated the Open Meeting Law by “pulling” a lobbying contract from its agenda. Second, that WCBC violated the law when it allegedly deliberated on whether to remove the lobbying contract item from its agenda. Third, that WCBC improperly reduced his allotment of time to speak on the lobbying contract. Fourth, that WCBC improperly refused to read into the record letters written by other members of the community. The other two stemmed from WCBC’s March 21, 2005 caucus meeting.

COinS