Section 2-23 Definitions.
Prior to the adoption of 15733 on 09/30/1998, Section 2-23 read as follows.
As used in sections 2-23 through 2-25.6 unless the context otherwise indicates,
Closed meeting, closed record, or closed vote. Any meeting, record
or vote closed to the
Public governmental body. The city council: any city board, commission,
force or similar group appointed by the city council or mayor; any committee or subcommittee of
the city council or of any city board, commission, committee, task force or similar group
appointed by the city council or mayor; any city agency, department or division.
Public meeting. Any meeting of a public governmental body at which any
public business is
discussed, decided, or public policy formulated, but shall not include an informal gathering of
members of a governmental body for ministerial or social purposes when there is no intent to
avoid the purposes of this article.
Public record. Any record whether written or electronically stored, retained
by or of any
public governmental body including any report, survey, memorandum, or other document or
study prepared and presented to the public government body by a consultant or other professional
service paid for in whole or in part by public funds. The term "public record" shall
any internal memorandum or letter received or prepared by or on behalf of a member of a public
governmental body consisting of advice, opinions and recommendations in connection with the
deliberative decision-making process of the public governmental body, unless such records are
retained by the public governmental body or presented at a public meeting.
Public vote. Any vote cast at any public meeting of any public governmental
(Ord. No. 11642, § 1, 9-21-87; Ord. No. 15733, § 1, 9-8-98)
Editor's note--Ord. No. 11642, § 1, adopted Sept. 21, 1987, repealed
§§ 2-23, 2-24, 2-25.1--2-25.4 and enacted new provisions designated as §§ 2-23,
2-24, 2-25.1--2-25.940 to read as herein
set out. Former sections 2-23, 2-24, 2-25.1--2-25.4 derived from Ord. No. 10618, § 1, (2.041,
2.042, 2.044--2.047) adopted June 17, 1985 and Ord. No. 11324, § 1, adopted Dec. 15, 1986.