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Regulation No. 1410R


An executive session may be conducted for one or more of the following purposes:

A. To consider the selection of a site or the acquisition of real estate by lease or purchase when public knowledge regarding such consideration would cause a likelihood of increased price;

B. To consider the minimum price at which real estate will be offered for sale or lease when public knowledge regarding such consideration would cause a likelihood of decreased price; however, the final action of selling or leasing public property shall be taken in a meeting open to the public;

C. To review negotiations on the performance of publicly-bid contracts when public knowledge regarding such consideration would cause a likelihood of increased costs;

D. To receive and evaluate complaints or charges brought against a director or employee; however, upon the request of such director or employee, a public hearing or a meeting open to the public shall be conducted on such complaint or charge;

E. To evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for public employment or to review the performance of an employee; however, discussion of salaries, wages, and other conditions of employment to be generally applied within the district shall occur in a meeting open to the public, and when the board elects to take the final action of hiring, setting the salary of an individual employee or class of employees, or discharging or disciplining an employee, that action shall be taken in a meeting open to the public;

F. To evaluate the qualifications of a candidate for appointment to the board; however, any interview of such candidate and final action appointing a candidate to the board shall be in a meeting open to the public; or

G. To discuss with legal counsel representing the district matters relating to district enforcement actions, or to discuss with legal counsel representing the district litigation or potential litigation to which the district, the board, or a member acting in an official capacity is, or is likely to become, a party, when public knowledge regarding the discussion is likely to result in an adverse legal or financial consequence to the district. Potential litigation means matters protected by attorney-client privilege related to litigation that has been specifically threatened; litigation that the district reasonably believes may be commenced; or the litigation or legal risks of a proposed action or current practice of the district, if public discussion is likely to result in an adverse or financial consequence to the district.

H. Or for any other purpose recognized under Washington law as valid purpose for an executive session.

Legal References:

  • RCW 42.30.110 Executive sessions
  • RCW 42.30.140 Chapter controlling – Application


Management Resources:

  • Policy News, June 2001 Legislature Addresses Executive Session

Adoption Date: 3/11/99
Revised: 3/8/12
 

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