What is an Executive Session?

When necessary, the City Council may recess to an Executive Session. Executive sessions are portions of regular or special meetings that may be closed to the public, designed for consideration of specific issues, where public disclosure would harm individual interests or legitimate interests of the governing body. During these closed sessions, the Council by law, may only discuss certain items of business such as personnel matters, property acquisition and disposition, and advice from legal counsel on litigation concerns.

Council generally may not take final action at an executive session. It may convene an executive session to discuss/consider/evaluate certain specified issues, however it should not be making any final decisions on behalf of the city in the executive session.

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1. What is Lynden's Form of Government?
2. When and Where are the Council Meetings Held?
3. Can I Attend City Council Sessions?
4. What Types of Action Can Council Take?
5. What is on a Council Agenda?
6. How Do I Participate in Citizen Comment Section of the Agenda?
7. What is the Process for Providing Comment at a Public Hearing?
8. What is an Executive Session?
9. How Can I Participate if I Can't Attend the Council Meeting?