Wednesday, June 17, 2009

West Bend library board goes completely 'round the bend

The West Bend library board is meeting tomorrow night to decide whether to hire their own attorney to fight open records requests.

The extremely short notice is troubling. On the agenda is to hire an outside attorney - someone other than the city attorney - to represent the Library Board. The reason is because some of the Library Board members were not happy with Mary Schanning’s advice (West Bend’s City Attorney) that they must disclose their emails regarding the public library’s business.

Owen Robinson has the details on why this will just lead to an ugly mess.

All this because the board wouldn't agree to merely move some books from the youth section of the library to the adult section, even though they were clearly inappropriate for children. Now the library board finally found something they don't want people to read - their e-mails.