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OM 20-18 Angelo v. Westerly Town Council No violation

The Complainant alleged that the Town Council violated the OMA when it convened into executive session to discuss the disposition of property. The evidence indicated that the subject property was "publicly held property" within the meaning of R.I. Gen. Laws 42-46-5(a)(5) and that the Town Council's discussions related to its disposition. We also found that the evidence supported the Town Council's assertion that advanced public information about the Town Council's discussion would be detrimental to the interest of the public. We accordingly found that the discussion permissibly fit within the OMA's executive session exemption and thus found no violation.

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