Members of IBEW Local 673 contacted ACT Ohio seeking some research and assistance related to how the Lake County Metropolitan Housing Authority bid a major apartment renovation project, seeking a records requests for the LCMHA’s meeting minutes. ACT Ohio submitted a records request, which has sparked local media coverage.

Check out the story that recently appeared in the Lake County News-Herald.

After a review of meeting minutes and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development rules, ACT Ohio legal counsel Rob Dorans uncovered some possible problems including bidding the project portions separately which resulted in an increase of $200,000 to the project and a violation of  HUD rules.

On July 22, Dorans sent the housing authority executive director a letter that included some public records requests.