Northfield News managing editor Jaci Smith posted this to the Northfield News website at 9:34 am today:
Mayor Lee Lansing has filed suit against City Administrator Al Roder and councilors Noah Cashman, Jon Denison and James Pokorney for violations of the state open meetings and public records laws, according to sources with knowledge of the lawsuit.
The defendents in the suit were served late Tuesday. It is unclear whether the suit was filed by Lansing as mayor or as a private citizen. Councilors James Pokorney and Noah Cashman refused to comment on the suit. Lansing and Denison did not immediately return phone calls for comment.
We heard a little of Lansing’s irritation with liquor store meetings on the Oct. 5 Locally Grown podcast.
A tip-of-the-blogger hat to Alex Beeby for the heads-up.
Updated by Tracy at 4:20p:
Here’s the complete legal Summons and Complaint as a PDF file. It’s a public document which was filed in Rice County.