Catherine Robb in Valley Morning Star: San Benito Seeks Grants to Fund Fixes

08/06/2018

The Valley Morning Star quoted Haynes and Boone, LLP Counsel Catherine Robb on whether San Benito commissioners could meet in closed session to discuss the city’s struggle to secure a grant to fund multimillion-dollar construction to the sewer system.

Here is an excerpt:

Questions have arisen as to whether the commission could legally meet in closed session to discuss a matter such as a bond issue.

Catherine Robb, an attorney with the Haynes and Boone law firm in Austin, said commissioners could probably meet in closed session to discuss the matter because the city’s meeting agendas allow commissioners to meet with their attorney to discuss legal issues.

“That’s a sticky issue,” Robb, an attorney working with the Texas Freedom of Information Foundation, said in an interview Tuesday. “If it was a legal question, they probably could (meet in closed session) … if it was an actual legal issue.”

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