May 12, 201712 May 2017
The Ombudsman reviewed a closed meeting held by council for the City of Niagara Falls. The meeting was closed under the acquisition or disposition of land and the solicitor-client privilege exceptions. The Ombudsman found that the meeting fit within the cited exceptions. During the closed session, council voted to direct staff to consider the matter further when council returned to open session. The Ombudsman found that the vote was procedural in nature and was permissible.