Summary of the 2017 Attorney General Opinions
The KLC Member Legal Services Team has compiled a summary of the attorney general opinions through the first half of the year. This report also has every opinion on open meetings and open records issued so far in 2017. Go here to view the summary.
A few of these opinions will be of great interest to our cities. OAG 17-009 found that Frankfort had a valid public purpose in making an appropriation to the local school system in order to expand internet access throughout the city. OAG 17-013 stated that the Kentucky Manufactured Home, Mobile Home, and Recreational Vehicle Community Act of 2002, and its regulations, do not prevent local zoning requirements that are more strict than the Act. OAG 17-002 clarifies the removal authority rests with the city legislative body as to the Little TVA Board.
The open meetings and open records decisions are valuable because they can give you a snapshot as to how the attorney general’s office is currently viewing the legal requirements of the statutes.
Please share this with your city attorney and anyone in your city with open record and open meeting responsibilities.
If you want a copy of any of these opinions, contact KLC Member Legal Services Attorney Chris Johnson at 859-977-3709.