Prior to the adoption of Manual on 09/08/1998, Section 2-25.1 read as follows.

    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 an employee of a public governmental body. 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 must be made available 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 before such decision is made available to the public.

    (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.

(Ord. No. 11642, § 1, 9-21-87)

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