Fort Smith attorney, Joey McCutcheon has filed a lawsuit against the City of Mansfield on behalf of Mansfield Mayor, Larry Austin.
The lawsuit itself comes against three City of Mansfield Council Members with regards to an alleged communication via text messages, to conduct a “special meeting” discussing actions against the Mayor without proper notice, and attendance. This action was followed by an Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to receive the text messages.
Mansfield Mayor, Larry Austin is listed in the lawsuit as the plaintiff, with City Council members Rick McDaniel, Sheri Hopkins, and Beverly Lyons as the defendants.
The lawsuit asks the Court to state and declare that the text messages constitute an unlawful meeting, and instructs the City of Mansfield from holding further meetings without giving timely notice. Arkansas law states that prior notice has to be given for board of directors to hold meetings that discuss public business.
The next regular scheduled meeting of the Mansfield City Council will be held tomorrow night at Mansfield City Hall, at 7:00pm.
You can read the lawsuit in it’s entirety by clicking —> HERE <—
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