Question as to how Open Meeting Act may apply to downtown project discussions

Recently, I heard that “land acquisition” is a topic that is an exception to the Open Meetings Act and that, generally, the sale of the Golf Course for downtown development could be discussed in non-Open meetings. So I looked at the OMA and found what I think are two OMA exceptions that may be applicable:

Sec 2, (c)(5) The purchase or lease of real property for the use of the public body, including meetings held for the purpose of discussing whether a particular parcel should be acquired.

(6) The setting of a price for sale or lease of property owned by the public body.

Leon Gopon



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