Minnesota Statutes dictate what meetings of a City Council must be closed or may be closed.
*The City Attorney's explanation of Closed Meetings can be found on the QCTV website. Note Minute Marker: Start at 01:38 Ends at 05:11
Meetings that MUST be closed, discussing the following (Minnesota Statute 13D.05, subd 2):
* Alleged victims or mandated reporters of criminal sexual conduct, domestic violence, or maltreatment.
* Active criminal investigations.
* Law Enforcement Officer misconduct.
* Not public education data.
* Not public health data.
* Not public medicate data.
* Not public welfare/mental health data.
* An individual's medical records.
* Preliminary consideration of allegations or charges, but the meeting must be open at the employee's request.
Meetings that MAY be closed (Minnesota Statute 13D.05; 13D.05, subd 3.):
* Meetings closed as expressly authorized by statute.
* Meeting closed as permitted by the attorney-client privilege.
Meetings that discuss:
* Labor negotiations.
* Employee performance evaluations, but the meeting must be open at employee's request.
* Certain property transactions (asking price for property, review of confidential appraisals, develop offers or counteroffers).
* Certain security measures.