Hutchison v. ShullAnnotate this Case
Former employees of Warren County sued the County and its Board of Supervisors, alleging a violation of the open meetings law contained in Iowa Code chapter 21. The district court dismissed the action, concluding that the board members’ activities did not constitute a “meeting” as defined in Iowa Code 21.2(2). The Supreme Court reversed, holding (1) the open meetings law prohibits a majority of a governmental body gathering in person through the use of agents or proxies to deliberate any matter within the scope of its policy-making duties outside the public view; and (2) the district court in this case incorrectly interpreted section 21.2(2) in applying the open meetings law. Remanded.