Judy Whitaker and John Davis (“Appellants”) appeal the trial court’s denial of their second verified petition for contempt against the Town of Cloverdale Town Council (“Town Council”). The Appellants raise two issues, which we consolidate and restate as whether the trial court abused its discretion by not holding the Town Council in contempt.
Conclusion (slip op. at 6): We affirm the trial court’s denial of the Appellant’s second verified petition for contempt.
Key Analysis (slip op. at 6): We interpret [the] order as simply granting the parties’ motion to dismiss with prejudice, and not as an order itself enjoining the Town Council from violating the Open Door Law. Moreover, the trial court did not incorporate the terms of the settlement agreement in its order . . . We cannot say that the March 20, 2007 order of dismissal clearly enjoins the Town Council from violating the Open Door Law or supports a finding of contempt in this case.