Chapter 2 ADMINISTRATION*
Section 2-25.2 Procedure for closing meetings.
(a) Except as set forth in subsection (b) of this section, no meeting or vote
may be closed
without an affirmative public vote of the majority of a quorum of the public governmental body.
The vote of each member of the public governmental body on the question of closing a public
meeting or vote and the specific reason for closing that public meeting or vote by reference to a
specific section of chapter 610 of the revised statutes of Missouri shall be announced publicly at
an open meeting of the governmental body and entered into the minutes.
(b) A public governmental body proposing to hold a closed meeting or vote shall
give notice of
the time, date and place of such closed meeting or vote and the reason for holding it by reference
to the specific exception allowed under the provisions of chapter 610 of the revised statutes of
Missouri. Such notice shall comply with the procedures set forth in section 2-25 for notice of
(c) Any meeting or vote closed pursuant, to section 2-25.1 shall be closed only
to the extent
necessary for the specific reason announced to justify the closed meeting or vote. Public
governmental bodies shall not discuss any business in a closed meeting which does not directly
relate to the specific reason announced to justify the closed meeting.
(Ord. No. 11642, § 1, 9-21-87; Ord. No. 15733, § 1, 9-8-98)
(Manual, Amended, 09/08/1998, Prior Text)