What did Mayor John Cranley and a City Council majority discuss with the region's most powerful business leaders during a recent reception?
The private reception was closed to the public and reporters, but council members said they didn't violate open meeting laws. Instead, they argue it was a social event.
Critics counter the meeting violated the intent of the law: To prevent a majority of a public body from gathering at one time in which issues that may later become the topics of legislation are discussed, without public scrutiny.
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