A special thanks to one of our Portage lobbyists for making us aware of this article dealing with open meeting act violations in Clermont County.
For the budding community activist, you can read all about the “Sunshine Laws” on-line at the State of Ohio’s Attorney General website.
It is covered under Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code:
Full disclosure: This writer has filed a lawsuit against the Lake County Commissioners and the Lake County Visitor’s Bureau for violation of the open Meetings Act. Commissioner Jerry Cirino (yes, the individual that wants to be your next state Senator) asked me to leave a meeting back in February, 2019 between the Commissioners and the representatives of the Visitor’s Bureau. I filed the suit in the Court of Common Pleas and Judge Lucci has been assigned the case. I will keep everyone informed about what I learn in this whole process since I have filed as a “pro se” lawyer. it’s me against a small army of lawyers from the Prosecutor’s office and the the Visitor’s Bureau lawyers.