The Ombudsman found that a majority of council met illegally in November 2012 before decorating a float for local Christmas parades. He also found that a February 2013 committee meeting was appropriately closed to discuss “employee negotiations” – however, it violated the Act because no public notice was given. The Ombudsman recommended councillors refrain from using social gatherings as a pretext to conduct city business and record audio or video of all closed meetings.

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