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Delaware Department of Justice
Attorney General
Kathy Jennings

 Archived Posts From:  September 2003

03-IB20: Re: F.O.I.A. Complaint Against Town of South Bethany

The Complainant alleged that the Town of South Bethany (“the Town”) violated FOIA by: (1) holding a meeting on November 8, 2002 for a purpose not authorized by law; and (2) holding a meeting on November 18, 2002 without sufficient advance notice to the public. Held: the Town violated FOIA by: (1) meeting in executive session on November 8, 2002 under an agenda item listed as “personnel” when in fact the Town discussed another matter that FOIA authorizes for discussion in executive session; and (2) by amending the agenda for the November 18, 2002 meeting without explaining the reason for the delay in posting an amended agenda.

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