The email from our former city mangler confirming that city council met in executive session and decided to delay the issuance of the ball park bonds points to another problem.
Texas law allows council to go into executive session for a limited number of reasons.
Discussing bond issuance is not one of the reasons.
Section 551.144 defines the penalty for participating in the closed meeting:
An offense under Subsection (a) is a misdemeanor punishable by:
(1) a fine of not less than $100 or more than $500;
(2) confinement in the county jail for not less than one month or more than six months; or
(3) both the fine and confinement.
I don’t expect that our district attorney will enforce this law.
We deserve better