Nevada City to meet in closed session tonight |

Nevada City to meet in closed session tonight

Nevada City City City Council meets to discuss the possibility of initiating litigation in a closed session at 6 p.m. today.

Officials have yet to disclose details, although City Attorney Jim Anderson said he might provide an explanation after the meeting.

City Clerk Cathy Wilcox-Barnes was meeting with Anderson at Nevada City City Hall this afternoon, along with her attorney M. Catherine Jones and recently deputized city clerk — and challenging candidate for her position — Yolanda Bachtell, to discuss city clerk duties and teach them to Bachtell, Jones said.

Wilcox-Barnes was suspended — officially placed on “paid administrative leave”– from her non-elected position as office supervisor for Nevada City, sparking controversy regarding the reasons, which have not been specifically revealed.

The “internal systems audit is almost complete,” City Manager Mark Miller said today, and is being conducted by a Napa-based consulting company.

Jones expressed concern that tonight’s closed session might be regarding a lawsuit against Wilcox-Barnes, although she said that was speculation.

Public comment is also scheduled for tonight’s meeting.

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