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Davenport argues against state auditor subpoena in district court

Davenport City Hall.
Davenport City Hall.

Iowa State Auditor Rob Sand believes the Davenport City Council violated open meetings laws.

Last month, the city sued the auditor's office over a subpoena for recordings of certain closed city council meetings. The auditor's office is investigating payouts made to former City Administrator Corri Spiegel and two other former city employees last year.

In a statement, Sand said he believes the Davenport City Council violated Iowa's open meetings laws. He said "the people of Davenport deserve transparency and are legally entitled to know how and why city leaders agreed to these payouts.”

A district court judge heard arguments from the city of Davenport and the state auditor's office at a hearing Monday.

Rachel graduated from Michigan State University's J-School and has a background in broadcast and environmental journalism. Before WVIK, she worked for WKAR Public Media, Great Lakes Now, and more. In her free time, she likes to cook, hike, and hang out with her cat.