S Memo 11-1

Posted on Jul 1, 2010 in Informal Opinions - Sunshine Law

S Memo 11-1
July 1, 2010
Sufficiency of Notice, Agenda and Minutes; Executive Meetings

Requester alleged various violations of the Sunshine Law by the Neighborhood Commission, City & County of Honolulu. Requester asked OIP to investigate whether the Commission had violated the Sunshine Law, and, if so, to determine whether these violations present a pattern that rises to the level of intentional misconduct.

OIP found that the agenda and minutes reviewed revealed violations of agenda and minutes requirements at various meetings over the course of the approximately four and a half year period Requester identified. However, OIP did not believe that the deficiencies reviewed, alone, showed a pattern of violations that rose to the level of intentional conduct. Further, not all of the issues raised by Requester were violations of the Sunshine Law.