City of Greenwood v. Shadow Lake Ass’n, Inc.

The Shadow Lake Property Owners Association and the Trustees of a family trust sued the City of Greenwood, claiming that two of the City’s ordinances relating to the annexation of property were derived in violation of the open-meetings provision of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The ordinances were adopted by the City and were to be submitted to the City’s voters. The circuit concluded that the City violated the open-meetings provision of the FOIA and ordered that the ordinances not be included on the November 4, 2014 ballot. The Supreme Court dismissed the City’s appeal, holding that the issue of whether the challenged ordinances should have remained on the ballot was moot, and neither of the two exceptions to mootness applied. View "City of Greenwood v. Shadow Lake Ass'n, Inc." on Justia Law