Savannah council broke state law

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Georgia Attorney General's Office has notified the Savannah city council that it violated the state open meetings law when approving a flood claim settlement for Alderwoman Mary Osborne.

The Savannah Morning News reports that the Attorney General's Office's notified the city this week that Savannah officials also failed to provide the A.G.'s Office with documents it sought repeatedly.

The state agency is now requiring Savannah's city council to sign an agreement to assure future compliance with the law.

Earlier this year Attorney General Sam Olens cited Savannah officials for three violations of the open meetings law after the mayor and council members held closed-door meetings during their search for a new city manager.

City officials weren't fined. But Olens warned at the time that future violations could result in criminal prosecution.

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