But Friday, Rees told the Tulsa World that the Council was not in executive session when the vote occurred.
Rees conceded that the Council had taken a public roll-call vote to enter into executive session but said such sessions don't start until the "door is closed and the chairman says, 'We are now in executive session.'"
That's creative -- but nonsense still the same.
"Once they publicly utter the words 'aye' or 'yes' to the motion and the vote is recorded, that's all that is required by law. It doesn't matter whether the door is opened or closed, the lights are on or off, or a gavel is banged on the table — surprise, surprise, you're in executive session."