LMUD evaluates its general manager

The Lassen Municipal Utility District held a closed session special meeting Wednesday. March 3.

The only item on the agenda was “Public Employee — Evaluation of Employment: Title General Manager (pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 (b) (1). Initial conference with investigator.”

According to Government Code Section 54957 (b) (1), “Subject to paragraph (2), this chapter shall not be construed to prevent the legislative body of a local agency from holding closed sessions during a regular or special meeting to consider the appointment, employment, evaluation of performance, discipline or dismissal of a public employee or to hear complaints or charges brought against the employee by another person or employee unless the employee requests a public session.

(2) As a condition to holding a closed session on specific complaints or charges brought against an employee by another person or employee, the employee shall be given written notice of his or her right to have the complaints or charges heard in an open session rather than a closed session, which notice shall be delivered to the employee personally or by mail at least 24 hours before the time for holding the session. If notice is not given, any disciplinary or other action taken by the legislative body against the employee based on the specific complaints or charges in the closed session shall be null and void.”

Theresa Phillips, LMUD’s Public Relations Manager, said the board took no reportable action after the closed session.