Section 2-24 Meetings, votes, records to be open to public.


    (a) Except as otherwise provided by ordinance, all public meetings of public governmental bodies shall be open to the public.

    (b) Except as otherwise provided by ordinance, all public records of public governmental bodies shall be open to the public for inspection and copying.

    (c) Except as otherwise provided by ordinance, all public votes shall be recorded, and if a roll call is taken, as to attribute each "yea" and "nay" vote, or abstinence if not voting, to the name of the individual member of the public governmental body.

    (d) Sound recordings of city council meetings which are retained by the city clerk shall be open to the public only after the minutes of the meetings have been prepared and approved. Thereafter, such recordings shall be open to the public at such reasonable times as shall be determined by the city clerk, and subject to such reasonable rules as shall be imposed by the city clerk.

     (e)      Any person may record any open public meeting by audiotape, videotape, or other electronic means provided the recording is done in a manner that does not disrupt the meeting.

(Ord. No. 11642, § 1, 9-21-87; Ord. No. 18249, § 1, 9-20-04)

    Note--See the editor's note at § 2-23.


(Ord. 18249, Amended, 09/20/2004, Prior Text)