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Transparency talk in Colleyville, Texas closed to public
Tuesday, Jun 21, 2011, 01:55PM CST
By Kevin Lee

City council members in Colleyville, northeast of Fort Worth, will hear tonight about the state’s open meetings and public information laws - in a session closed to the public.

The city council is keeping the discussion with Colleyville City Attorney Matthew Boyle closed because Boyle will be providing “confidential legal advice,” a Colleyville spokeswoman told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

The state’s Open Meetings Act is meant to ensure that officials make decisions in an open and transparent manner. But the act has exceptions that allow for closed meetings, like the exception for officials to confer with the government body’s attorney in some cases. Officials may also shut out the public in certain cases involving personnel matters and real estate. Both are cited ahead of the council’s executive session.
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