OPEN MEETINGS— The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that in the aftermath of a shakeup of top management at Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, district directors have scheduled a public meeting Monday, partly to address criticism of how the move was handled, and in particular its surprise to all but those who acted.

At a closed-session meeting Dec. 18, four board members fired the district's attorneys and put eight administrators, including Chief Executive Officer Arthur Gonzalez, on paid leave. The board also hired new law and accounting firms to take their place temporarily.
    Board Chairwoman RoseMarie Reno called for the special meeting after three directors who didn't attend the Dec. 18 session wrote a letter saying the board majority violated the Brown Act, the state's open-meeting law.
    Directors Ron Mitchell, Larry Schallock and Dr. Madeline Rodriguez said that they had no idea what the board was going to do at the meeting, which was scheduled with 24 hours' notice, and that the agenda didn't explain why it was called. All three said they had previous commitments and couldn't change their schedules.