Lowell Council Suspends City Attorney

Attorney says council likely violated open meetings law

Posted: August 22, 2012 at 4:56 a.m.
Updated: August 22, 2012 at 1:28 p.m.

Lowell aldermen “immediately suspended” Vaughn Cordes, the city’s attorney, after a lengthy executive session Tuesday night.


The Lowell City Council appears to have violated the state’s Freedom of Information Act Tuesday night when they met in executive session to discuss the city attorney, said John Tull, an attorney with the law firm that represents the Arkansas Press Association.

“I believe the FOIA applies only to city employees, not to elected officials,” Tull said Wednesday.

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