Chapter 2 ADMINISTRATION*
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
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
(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)