SHALIMAR — The Okaloosa County Commission will discuss litigation strategy during an April 19 executive session.

The session, closed to the public, is estimated to begin at approximately 5:15 p.m. — before commissioners' regular, public board meeting — in the county commission conference room of the Okaloosa County Administrative Building. It will last approximately 45 minutes.

Discussions will focus on litigation strategy relating to the various administrative and legal challenges maintained by Okaloosa County as to the allocation of costs to it by the Department of Juvenile Justice for secure juvenile detention and the pending litigation of Okaloosa County v. Lewis Communications, Inc. 

Discussions shall be confined to settlement negotiations or strategy sessions related to litigation expenditures as to these litigation matters. The session will be recorded by a certified court reporter.

After the closed session, the board will reconvene in open session in the county commission meeting room for its regular board meeting and to take action on this matter, if necessary.

The administrative building is located at 1250 N. Eglin Parkway, Shalimar.