The group met for the first time this week, but wouldn't let the public or media sit in. They said they were "work sessions" and not public meetings.
City Councilor Mark Capell serves on the committee.
"The reason we need to meet out there without the public is there are a couple of sensitive issues and its difficult to be forthright about. Like the McKay family that owns the land under Mirror Pond and Pacific Power that own the dam. They don't want to discuss it in public, until they know what the public wants and that's where we're at."
Capell says despite legal advice that the meetings didn't need to be open, they have decided to hold open meetings going forward and then go into executive when they need to.