Section 2-25 Notice of meetings.
Prior to the adoption of 15733 on 09/08/1998, Section 2-25 read as follows.
(a) All public governmental bodies shall give notice of the
time, date, and place of each public
meeting, or closed meeting, and its tentative agenda, in a manner reasonably calculated to apprise
the public of that information. Reasonable notice shall include time notification to
representatives of the news media and posting the notice on the bulletin board in the fourth floor
hallway of the Daniel Boone Building, 701 East Broadway and/or on a bulletin board or other
prominent place which is easily accessible to the public and clearly designated for that purpose at
the principal office of the body holding the meeting, or if no such office exists, at 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 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 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.
(f) All public governmental bodies proposing to hold a closed
meeting, record, or vote shall
give notice of the time, date, and place of such meeting pursuant to the provisions of subsections
(a) through (c) of this section, and the reason for holding the closed session by references to the
specific exemption allowed under the provisions of section 2-25.1.
(Ord. No. 10618, § 1(2.043), 6-17-85)