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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Whatcom County Open Meetings Violation?

The Bellingham Herald reports that Whatcom County apparently held a private executive session to discuss the salaries of certain employees.

Is this legal? Here is what can be discussed in an executive session; you be the judge:

"[D]iscussion by a governing body of salaries, wages, and other conditions of employment to be generally applied within the agency shall occur in a meeting open to the public."