Judge Stern calls Town Council notice about Y-Gate vote a "misleading statement"
By Will Collette
Dr. Donoghue alleged that the notice posted in the agenda was misleading and failed to meet the standards for proper public notice set out under Rhode Island's Open Meetings Law.
Judge Stern completely agreed.
Read Judge Stern's decision by clicking here. To read all of our coverage of the Y-Gate Scandal, click here.
Judge Stern reserved judgment on the second count of Dr. Donoghue's lawsuit that alleges the ad hoc group dominated by the special interest groups who stood to gain from the Y-Gate deal completely ignored their legal obligations under the Open Meetings Act.
According to the chair of the group, Councilor Gregg Avedisian, the group didn't post agendas or meeting notices and didn't even keep minutes.
Read Avedisian's sworn deposition by clicking here.
As my colleague Tom Ferrio reported, last night the Town Council voted to put off action on the Y-Gate Scandal until July at the request of the Charlestown Land Trust.
Last night, Councilor Avedisian also made the statement that he expects that if any action is to be taken by Charlestown to buy a financial stake in Y-Gate that he expects it to go to the voters for specific approval.