On the Side: A meeting?
There are many ways to skirt the law. You’ve probably driven somewhere and just held your seatbelt with your hand, making it look like you were actually wearing it to travelers and perhaps law enforcement. Over the years, I’ve witnessed or heard of efforts of local elected officials finding ways to skirt Iowa’s open meetings and open records laws. There are always reasons – some call them excuses – for doing that.
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