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Mac McIntyre's take on library OMA settlement


Local blogger Mac McIntyre also has been reporting on the DeKalb Public Library's violation of the Open Meetings Act, but he was not available yesterday for his reaction to the civil agreement reached Tuesday between the board and the DeKalb County State's Attorney's office.

In the agreement, the library board admitted a May 12 meeting was closed in an unintentional violation of the Open Meetings Act. However, it maintains the vote on a purchase agreement for the old DeKalb Clinic property did not violate the act because it was not a “final action.”

To that, I say, "Whatever." More on my thoughts in this Saturday's column.

McIntyre, however, had this to say in an e-mail sent to the Daily Chronicle early Wednesday morning:

I am extremely disappointed with the "settlement" and the process engaged. Mr. Farrell has done a great disservice by interceding on this affair only to reach an agreement that leaves so much unanswered.

I am meeting and discussing this issue with attorneys to determine the best course of action. It is concerning to me to read Judge Kurt Klein's stated position on the matter as his court is likely to hear any further action.

There appears to be three options available at this point:

1. Let it go;

2. File a lawsuit;

3. Ask Mayor Kris Povlsen to take action.

I will conclude attorney reviews by 5:30 p.m. Friday and should have an announcement at that time."

We'll have more on this story in Thursday's Daily Chronicle.