A vote by the Kansas City Museum Advisory Board on a plan that recommends separating management of the museum from Union Station violated the state open-meetings law, according to the city attorney’s office.
The July 15 vote, conducted by electronic survey, did not comply with the law’s requirement that meetings of public bodies be announced in advance. Martha Lally, chairwoman of the advisory board, said Monday the panel will vote again at an unspecified date.
The 10-2 vote was to accept a proposed business plan for the museum that is based on revoking a 2007 contract with Union Station to manage the museum’s home at Corinthian Hall. Board members Jim Malouff and City Councilwoman Jan Marcason voted “no” while Councilman Jim Glover said he did not vote because of concern about the open-meetings law.