Kansas A.G. office investigating possible JoCo Park board open meeting law violation

The Kansas Attorney General’s office is investigating a complaint against the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s board for potentially violating the state’s open meetings law in how the group chose its leader for 2017.

Ernie Ballweg, the board’s legal counsel, told the board at its Dec. 21 meeting that he had been contacted by the Attorney General’s office about the complaint and that he would receive more information after Christmas.

Board members Michael Pirner and Leslee Rivarola said they had filed the complaint.

They allege that board chairman Paul Snider and other members held a series of discussions by telephone ahead of the group’s Nov. 16 meeting about nominating Snider for an unprecedented second term as chairman.

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