The city council may hold closed sessions:
   (A)   With its negotiator prior to the purchase, sale, exchange or lease of real property by or for the city to grant authority to its negotiator regarding the price and terms of payment for the purchase, sale, exchange, or lease.
   (B)   Based on advice of the city attorney, to confer with, or receive advice from, its legal counsel regarding pending litigation when discussion in open session concerning those matters would likely and unavoidably prejudice the position of the city in that litigation.
   (C)   To discuss a claim for liability or losses.
   (D)   Based on the advice of the city attorney, to receive, discuss, and take action concerning information obtained in a closed session of a joint powers agency.
   (E)   With the attorney general, district attorney, city attorney, or chief of police, or their respective deputies, or a security consultant or a security operations manager on matters posing a threat to the security of public buildings, a threat to the security of essential public services, including water, drinking water, wastewater treatment, natural gas service, and electric service, or a threat to the public's right of access to public services or public facilities.
   (F)   To consider the appointment, employment, evaluation of performance, discipline, or dismissal of a city employee, if the city council has the authority to appoint, employ, or dismiss the employee, or to hear complaints or charges brought against the employee by another person or employee.
   (G)   With the city's designated representatives regarding the salaries, salary schedules, or compensation paid in the form of fringe benefits of its represented and unrepresented employees, and, for represented employees, any other matter within the statutorily provided scope of representation.
   (H)   For any other reason permitted by state law.
(Ord. No. 2948)