The group has been working with the ACLU-Iowa in pursuit of the records for more than two years and announced they had the records at a meeting in July. However, they could not release them until a judge ordered it.
“That was our main objective to let the citizens have the same information as the council had when making their decision,” O’Neill said.
Although the closed session transcripts have been released, the case between CFOG and the city is not complete.
Judge Marlita Greve has yet to rule on whether or not the city violated the Open Records Law during the closed session, as CFOG’s motion for partial summary judgement requested.
Further, the case is set to go to trial on Nov. 20.