Does Vail Town Council over-use executive sessions?

Vail Daily: Virtually every Vail Town Council meeting agenda in recent memory has included notice of an executive session — a session held out of public view. Some residents say the council is over-using this common tool.

Vail Homeowners Association Executive Director Jim Lamont, a longtime Vail government watcher, said the council is “definitely” over-using executive sessions. Many other residents are making the same argument, particularly when it comes to the Booth Heights property and a pending development agreement with Triumph Development for Lot 3 of the Middle Creek subdivision.

“There’s a lot of public policy being made inappropriately that rightfully belongs in the public arena,” Lamont said.

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