Section 2-25 Notice of meetings.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 18249 on 09/20/2004, Section 2-25 read as follows.
(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 fourth floor hallway of the Daniel Boone 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)