§ 4. Closed Meetings.  

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  • Any portion of a meeting of the City Council may be closed to the public, in accordance with the provisions and for the purposes established by state law.


    Attendance by Elected Officials. The Mayor and Council Members have the right to attend and participate in closed meetings.


    Staff attendance.


    The City Clerk shall attend and record the proceedings and may designate staff members to assist.


    The City Attorney, and representatives of the City Attorney's Office, including external legal counsel on behalf of the City of Minneapolis, may attend closed meetings to provide legal advice on issues being presented.


    The Mayor's chief of staff may attend closed meetings.


    Appropriate departmental staff may be present when such attendance is required because of the nature of the issues being presented.


    Anyone not specifically identified in this section shall not be admitted to a closed meeting except when such attendance is granted by motion carried by a majority of Council Members present and participating.


    If an elected official is unable to attend a closed meeting, the elected official may contact the City Attorney to receive information regarding those closed proceedings.

(Res. No. 2013R-381, 8-30-2013; Res. No. 2014R-009, 1-23-2014; Res. No. 2014R-499, 12-5-2014; Res. No. 2016R-534 , 12-9-2016; Res. No. 2018R-018 , 2-17-2018)