ThisWeek Community News reports that Worthington City Council recently approved legislation permitting the council to meet privately to discuss economic development assistance applications. “The city will benefit because companies considering relocation typically do not want to share preliminary ideas regarding relocation, expansion or contracts with competitors or employees,” explained Pam Fox, Worthington law director. The amendment was made possible by Ohio House Bill 59, passed last fall, which expands the circumstances under which local governing bodies may meet in private to include such economic development discussions. The council must indicate during public session which issue or issues it will discuss in private before moving to executive session. For more, read the full story.