At Monday’s council meeting, councilors voted 6-0 in favor of Noah Cashman’s motion to release the video tapes of this summer’s closed meetings re: the relocation of the liquor store. Mayor Lee Lansing abstained, which is puzzling to me since he asked for the release of the tapes on our podcast and in his lawsuit against the city.
I hustled down to city hall yesterday morning to file another data request for the tapes, which had been denied on Oct. 23.
Last night at about 6:30 pm, Northfield News managing editor Jaci Smith blogged that the tapes might not be released. The newspaper association attorney is saying that they must be released, that the city attorney, Maren Swanson, has no legal right to withhold them.
WTF is going on?!!