KINGMAN, Ariz. — The Arizona Attorney General’s Office has ruled that the Mohave County Board of Supervisors did not violate the state’s open meeting laws when it interviewed eight supervisor applicants in a closed session.
The Attorney General’s Office did, however, state that the Board of Supervisors did not use the best practice.
The Mohave Valley Daily News reported Wednesday that the office’s ruling was in response to a complaint filed by Lake Havasu City resident David Drudge. Drudge felt the interviews should have been held during a public, open session.
The office stated an open session is the best practice for major public appointments, but that a failure to do so does not violate any laws.
Lois Wakimoto was selected in September for the position left behind by Steve Moss’ Superior Court judge appointment.
Information from: Mohave Valley Daily News, http://www.mohavedailynews.com