What sections of Code permit meetings of governmental bodies to be closed?
What other sections of the Code permit meetings of governmental bodies to be closed?
Such exemptions to Chapter 21 include at least these:
Chapter 20.17(3) exempts negotiating sessions, strategy meetings of public employers or employee organizations, mediation and the deliberative process of arbitrators in the collective-bargaining process for public employees. (The first two sessions, in which the two sides present their initial bargaining positions, shall be open to the public, however.)
Chapter 279.15 exempts school board hearings to discuss with a teacher a superintendent’s recommendation to terminate a contract with that teacher.
Chapter 602.2103 exempts hearings by the Commission of Judicial Qualification when it considers the retirement, discipline or removal of a judge. But if the commission applies to the Supreme Court to remove or discipline a judicial officer or an employee of the judicial branch, those records are public documents.