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File #: 17-0161    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Request, Closed Session Status: Approved
In control: Office of the General Counsel
On agenda: 10/18/2017 Final action: 10/18/2017
Title: Upon the request of Chief General Counsel Debra N. Pospiech, Esq., the Board of Water Commissioners for the City of Detroit, Water and Sewerage Department vote to approve a meeting with legal counsel in closed session pursuant to Section 8(h) of the Michigan Open Meetings Act to discuss matters exempt from public disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.
Indexes: Board of Water Commissioners
Title
Upon the request of Chief General Counsel Debra N. Pospiech, Esq., the Board of Water Commissioners for the City of Detroit, Water and Sewerage Department vote to approve a meeting with legal counsel in closed session pursuant to Section 8(h) of the Michigan Open Meetings Act to discuss matters exempt from public disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.

Body
Agenda of October 18, 2017
Item No. 17-0161
Closed Session Request

TO: The Honorable
Board of Water Commissioners
City of Detroit, Michigan

FROM: Debra N. Pospiech, Esq., Chief General Counsel, Detroit Water and Sewerage Department

RE: Discussion of Matters Exempt from Public Disclosure under the Freedom of
Information Act

MOTION
Upon the request of Chief General Counsel Debra N. Pospiech, Esq., the Board of Water Commissioners for the City of Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, by an affirmative roll call vote of 2/3 of the Board Members appointed and serving, hereby resolves to meet with legal counsel in closed session pursuant to Section 8(h) of the Michigan Open Meetings Act to discuss certain matters exempt from disclosure under Section 13 of the Freedom of Information Act, MCL 15.231 et seq.

BACKGROUND
Section 8(h) of the Michigan Open Meetings Act allows a public body to meet in closed session: "To consider material exempt from discussion or disclosure by state or federal statute." Section 13 of the Freedom of Information Act exempts certain documents from disclosure including:

(a) Information of a personal nature if public disclosure of the information would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of an individual's privacy.

(g) Information or records subject to the attorney-client privilege.

(m) Communications and notes within a public body or between public bodies of an advisory nature to the extent that they cover other than purely factual materials and are preliminary to a final agency determination of policy or action i...

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