- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2015

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - A state prosecutor says Glendale City Council members didn’t violate the state’s open meeting laws in talks about an agreement with the Arizona Coyotes hockey team.

Assistant Attorney General Christopher Munns said four council members didn’t illegally discuss the city’s position on the agreement with the Coyotes in days leading up to its approval in July 2013.

However, the Arizona Republic (http://goo.gl/jMsBhP ) newspaper in Phoenix reports that Munns also cautioned Glendale officials to avoid situations that could undermine public confidence in government transparency.

Two of the council members had private talks with a lawyer for the Coyotes before Glendale approved the agreement.

Mayor Jerry Weiers (wires) opposed the agreement and filed a complaint asking the Attorney General’s Office to investigate a possible violation of the open meetings law.

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