Attorney Officials didnt violate law

first_imgClark County Commissioners Steve Stuart and Marc Boldt did not violate the state’s Open Public Meetings Act last month, according to their attorney.Chief Civil Deputy Prosecutor Bronson Potter said a Feb. 21 meeting that had not been included on the commissioners’ calendar did not trigger the OPMA’s notification requirement.Stuart and Boldt attended a meeting at Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler’s Vancouver office. The meeting included Mayor Tim Leavitt, Washougal Mayor Sean Guard, Battle Ground Mayor Mike Ciraulo, Ridgefield Mayor Ron Onslow and Woodland Mayor Chuck Blum. The purpose was for local officials to meet with Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and committee member Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa.The private meeting lasted 45 minutes. It was prior to a public “listening session” on how the government can better meet the nation’s crumbling infrastructure needs.More than 250 people showed up to the listening session; approximately half were turned away because the community room at the Clark Public Utilities building was too small.last_img

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