California Government Code
All of the following proceedings are exempt from the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act (Article 9 (commencing with Section 11120) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2) and the Ralph M. Brown Act (Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 54950) of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5), unless the parties agree otherwise:
(a) Any meeting,
negotiation, or discussion between the Statewide Authority or its designated representative and a recognized or certified employee organization.
(b) Any meeting of a mediator with either party or both parties to the meeting and negotiation process described in subdivision (a).
(c) Any hearing, meeting, or investigation conducted by a factfinder or arbitrator in connection with the activities described in subdivision (a).
(d) Any executive session of the Statewide Authority or between the Statewide Authority and its designated representative, including, but not limited to, the Department of Human Resources, for the purpose of discussing its position regarding any matter within the scope of representation and its designated representatives.