Council accused of violating access law

Seven members of the Greenwood City Council violated the Indiana public access law by meeting in private to discuss the aquatic center project, the state public access counselor said.

The city council met behind closed doors and without notifying the public to discuss the mayor’s criticism of the pool committee and to brainstorm about how to make a proposed aquatic center pay all its own expenses, including by raising the rates, council president J. David Hopper said.

Those discussions should have happened in a public meeting because residents have the right to hear about the aquatic center, Indiana Public Access Counselor Luke Britt said.

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