CALEXICO — Three of the four Heffernan Memorial Hospital District trustees met in closed session for an hour Tuesday afternoon.
The three discussed "trade secrets," according to the meeting's posted agenda.
After exiting the meeting, Trustee Ray Falcon said the shorthanded board didn't take any action. He wouldn't comment on the board's discussions. Norma Apodaca was the trustee who did not attend the meeting.
According to the state's Brown Act, the Heffernan board can legally meet in closed session to discuss "trade secrets" if the board is trying to "initiate a new district service or program or add a district health-care facility."
If that is what the board was discussing, and legally it is the only thing the board should be discussing when it posts agendas with that "trade secrets" verbiage, it would be following the footsteps of past boards that have tried to initiate new services and add facilities.