In what could be in violation of Oklahoma’s Open Meeting Act, McAlester City Council members met to discuss a proposed expansion of an existing McAlester business — code named, “Project Spider.”
During Tuesday’s city council meeting the councilors convened in the closed door executive session citing an open meeting law that states in part, ... purposes of conferring on matters pertaining to economic development...more specifically a propesed expansion of an exising McAlester employer/business: Project Spider.”
When questioned what “Project Spider” actually was, City Manager Pete Stasiak said that he couldn’t reveal the real name because was because it would disclose too much information that might affect the outcome of the project.
The code name is actually a project the city is working on with MPower Economic Development, according to Travis Reed Ward 3 city councilor.
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