Article 78 [click here for law]: is filed in state Supreme court and I have summarized the reasons a citizen should bring an Article 78 against a district.
- the body or officer failed to perform a duty
- the body or officer acted outside of their jurisdiction
- a decision was made in violation of the law, was arbitrary and capricious, or penalty imposed was too harsh
I do not see how anyone can argue that the Board should not be charged because they willfully violated Open Meetings Law and they continue to defend that practice. Furthermore, if they "lied" and "fabricated" incidents as Mrs. Stephenson claims [click here for Sun article] they should voluntarily step down. I'm at a loss for an adjective to describe a person who would lie so that another would lose their job. All I can say is I hope it isn't true.