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Byline: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SANTA FE -- The city of Santa Fe has settled a lawsuit filed by an open-government watchdog group, acknowledging public business was improperly discussed in secret, violating the state Open Meetings Act.
The city government promised not to do it again.
The settlement was signed by both sides Jan. 13.
The lawsuit filed in July 1997 by the Foundation for Open Government said Santa Fe city councilors broke the law in April 1997 when they went into closed session to discuss limited personnel matters regarding City Manager Ron Curry.
The open meetings law allows closed …