LEAGUE CITY — City Councilman Dennis OKeeffe accused at least three of his colleagues of attempting to circumvent the state’s open meetings act by conducting city business through email.
In reference to an agenda item to excuse the absence of Councilman Dan Becker, OKeeffe said Becker emailed council members Andy Mann and Todd Kinsey requesting that they place his excuse on the agenda.
State law prohibits council members from deliberating and deciding on matters outside of a posted meeting.
But Kinsey said everything was above board and he simply forwarded Becker’s request to the city secretary. In an email, Becker said he too was following proper procedure by seeking a co-sponsor to place an item on the city council agenda.
At Tuesday’s meeting, OKeeffe produced copies of what he said were emails among Becker, Mann and Kinsey from their personal email accounts discussing the placement of the item on the agenda.
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