Section 2-25.1 Closed meetings and votes.


    Except to the extent otherwise required by ordinance, a public governmental body is authorized to close meetings and votes, to the extent they relate to the following:

    (1)    Legal actions, causes of action or litigation involving a public governmental body and any confidential or privileged communications between a public governmental body or its representatives and its attorneys.

    (2)    Leasing, purchase or sale of real estate by a public governmental body where public knowledge of the transaction might adversely affect the legal consideration therefor.

    (3)    Hiring, firing, disciplining or promoting of particular employees by a public governmental body when personal information about the employee is discussed. However, any vote on a final decision, when taken by a public governmental body, to hire, fire, promote or discipline an employee of a public governmental body shall  be made available with a record of how each member voted to the public within seventy-two (72) hours of the close of the meeting where such action occurs; provided, however, that any employee so affected shall be entitled to prompt notice of such decision during the seventy-two (72) hour period before such decision is made available to the public. As used in this section, the term "personal information" means information relating to the performance or merit of individual employees.

    (4)    Preparation, including any discussions on behalf of a public governmental body or its representatives for negotiations with employee groups.

    (5)    Scientific and technological innovations in which the owner has a proprietary interest.

    (6)    Any meeting of the city community development loan and grant committee pertaining to financial data disclosed by an applicant for housing rehabilitation assistance shall be a closed meeting.

    (7)    Confidential or privileged communications between a public governmental body and its auditor, including all auditor work product.

    (8)    Any other subject which may be discussed and voted upon at a closed meeting under chapter 610 of the revised statutes of Missouri.

(Ord. No. 11642, § 1, 9-21-87; Ord. No. 15733, § 1, 9-8-98; Ord. No. 18249, § 1, 9-20-04 )

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


(Ord. 18249, Amended, 09/20/2004, Prior Text; Manual, Amended, 09/08/1998, Prior Text)