In One more time? we pointed out that our county hospital board considered the 2016 performance goals and objectives of our soon to be ex hospital administrator.
They went into executive session, came out and then voted to approve something. We say something because they did not discuss anything in the public session. Evidently they made decisions and came up with an item in executive session.
That does not work well with the Texas Open Meetings Act. All of the board’s actions including decisions are required by law to be made in view of the public.
We concluded the article with the statement that we would have to wait for the meeting minutes to be published before we would know anything.
Still a mystery
The minutes of that meeting are out. They read:
19. Discuss and take appropriate action regarding the 2016 Performance Goals and Objectives of Mr. James N. Valenti, President and Chief Executive Officer of the El Paso County Hospital District, pursuant to Texas Government Code §551.074.
ACTION: MOTION to approve this item was made by Mr. Volk and Seconded by Mr. Anderson. The vote was Mr. Anderson, Yes, Mr. Volk, Yes, Mr. DeGroat, Yes, Mr. Gallardo, Yes, and Ms. Arrieta, Yes. Motion Carried.
All we know is that they went into executive session, came up with an item, came out of executive session, and then approved the item.
What does the item say or do?
We deserve better