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Seattle to settle 1 of 2 open-meetings suits

Mar 05, 2019 - The Seattle Times

The city of Seattle has agreed to pay $3,500 and will advise City Council members against using private tally sheets to count votes ahead of public meetings under a settlement inĀ one of two lawsuits that allege the council broke Washington's Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA) in the lead-up to its abrupt repeal of the head tax last June.

The settlement with Seattle attorney James Egan is laid out in separate documents that were submitted to King County Superior Court on Monday. One of the do...