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Our View: Questioning closed doors


Let’s get one thing out of the way, executive sessions are vital to government operations.

An executive session is a legal method of keeping discussion secret, allowing elected officials to meet behind closed doors in very specific circumstances. While on the surface it would seem that any governing body utilizing one is acting secretively and outside of the public’s interest, we’ll admit there are instances the public shouldn’t have complete transparency as it can directly have an adverse effect on the public’s business.

For example, when a governing body recesses to discuss a la...

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