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'Profoundly absurd:' Taxpayers could pay for council lawyers

Sep 21, 2018 - The Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio)

A Cincinnati City Council secret texting frenzy could mean a $150,000 bill for city taxpayers - to pay for dueling lawyers.

Council voted to hire private attorneys at a cost of up to $150,000 to taxpayers to defend the city and council members in a case in which five members of council are accused in court of illegally texting with each other.

Those texts, according to a lawsuit filed in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court, violate Ohio's open meetings law.

Typically, the city s...