From: Eric Lucero
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2021 6:30 PM
To: Holly.Thompson@isd728.org; Sara.Weis@isd728.org; Joel.Nelson@isd728.org; Christi.Tullbane@isd728.org; Kimberly.Michels@isd728.org; Shane.Steinbrecher@isd728.org; Anthony.Walter@isd728.org
Cc: Sen.Mary.Kiffmeyer@senate.mn; Paul Novotny Rep.Paul.Novotny@house.mn
Subject: Proposed Bill Language Attached
Dear Members of ISD 728 School Board,
Last week I learned a proposed bill I recently had drafted was referenced during open forum at the Board’s regular meeting. The purpose of this email is to forward members of the Board a copy of the language of my proposed bill (PDF attached to this email).
I had the proposed bill language drafted after multiple constituents / residents of ISD 728 contacted me expressing their concerns over actions by the Board resulting in a detrimental impact / chilling effect on the public’s ability to address the Board during open forum and the public’s ability to access subsequent archives of comments made during open forum. I am firmly committed to the truth accountability within government can only be achieved when citizen free-speech rights and government transparency are maximized.
The MN Legislature reconvenes the 2022 regular legislative session the end of January at which time I intend to introduce the attached proposed bill.
Please let me know if you have any questions or feedback.
Albertville, Hanover, Otsego, Saint Michael, and the Wright County portion of Dayton
221 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Saint Paul, MN 55155-1298