Section 2-25 Notice of meetings.


    (a)      All public governmental bodies shall give notice of the time, date, and place of each meeting, and its tentative agenda, in a manner reasonably calculated to advise the public of the matters to be considered. If the meeting will be conducted by telephone or other electronic means, the notice of the meeting shall identify the mode by which the meeting will be conducted and the designated location where the public may observe and attend the meeting. If a public body plans to meet by Internet chat, Internet message board, or other computer link, it shall post a notice of the meeting on its website in addition to its principal office and shall notify the public how to access that meeting. Reasonable notice shall include making available copies of the notice to any representative of the news media who requests notice of meetings of a particular governmental body concurrent with the notice being made available to the members of the particular governmental body. Reasonable notice shall also include posting the notice on the bulletin board in the first floor hallway of the City Hall Building , 701 East Broadway and on a bulletin board or other prominent place which is easily accessible to the public and clearly designated for that purpose in the building in which the meeting is to be held.

    (b) Notice conforming with all of the requirements of subsection 2-25(a) shall be given at least twenty-four (24) hours, exclusive of weekends and holidays when the facility where the required notice is posted is closed, prior to the commencement of any meeting of a public governmental body unless, for good cause, such notice is impossible or impractical, in which case as much notice as is reasonably possible shall be given. Each meeting shall be held at a place reasonably accessible to the public and of sufficient size to accommodate the anticipated attendance by members of the public, and at a time reasonably convenient to the public, unless for good cause such a place or time is impossible or impractical. Every reasonable effort shall be made to grant special access to the meeting to handicapped or disabled individuals.

    (c) When it is necessary to hold a meeting on less than twenty-four (24) hours' notice, or at a place that is not reasonably accessible to the public, or at a time that is not reasonably convenient to the public, the nature of the good cause justifying that departure from the normal requirements shall be stated in the minutes.

    (d) A formally constituted subunit of a parent public governmental body may conduct a meeting without notice as required by this section during a lawful meeting of the parent governmental body, a recess in that meeting, or immediately following that meeting, if the meeting of the subunit is publicly announced at the parent meeting and the subject of the meeting reasonably coincides with the subjects discussed or acted upon by the parent governmental body.

    (e) If another provision of law requires a manner of giving specific notice of a meeting, hearing or an intent to take action by a governmental body, compliance with that section shall constitute compliance with the notice requirements of this section.


(Ord. No. 10618, § 1(2.043), 6-17-85; Ord. No. 15733, § 1, 9-8-98; Ord. No. 18249, § 1, 9-20-04; Ord. No. 20568, §1, 2-15-10 )


(Ord. 20568, Amended, 02/15/2010, Prior Text; Ord. 18249, Amended, 09/20/2004, Prior Text; 15733, Amended, 09/08/1998, Prior Text)