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Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Meeting About City Manager Gets Closed

"The Richland City Council took talks about goal-setting for Interim City Manager Cindy Johnson behind closed doors Tuesday night despite objections by the Herald that the meeting was in violation of the state's Open Public Meetings Act."

The newspaper story quotes Allied Law Group attorney Greg Overstreet.

For those interested in seeing what the Open Public Meetings Act actually says about closing meetings to discuss personnel issues, see the Attorney General's Open Government Internet Manual section 4.3(f) and (g). You be the judge of whether the City of Richland's reasons for closing the meeting are lawful.