Why are employee evaluations allowed to be conducted in closed session? The court has stated:
[T]he underlying purposes of the 'personnel exception' are to protect theIf the Council agenda sent to the public states: "Pursuant to Section 54957 of the California Government Code regarding Public Employee Evaluation: City Manager" then all the City Council can do is an evaluation. To go beyond an evaluation the agenda item would have to state: "Public employee discipline/dismissal/release."
employee from public embarrassment and to permit free and candid
discussions of personnel matters by a local governmental body."