Section 103-512; Ord. 17456; Amending Chapter 2 RE: Closed Records


Ordinance No.            17456              Council Bill No.            B 322-02           

AN ORDINANCE

amending Chapter 2 of the City Code as it relates to closed records; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

    SECTION 1.  Chapter 2 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Missouri, is hereby amended as follows:

    Material to be deleted in strikeout; material to be added underlined.

Sec. 2-25.3. Closed records.

    All city records to the extent they relate to the following shall be closed records to the extent allowed by law:
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    (18)    Financial records and business plans which contain information regarding the names of the suppliers of services to the city electric utility and the cost of such services, and the records and business plans concerning the electric utility's future marketing and service expansion areas. However, this exception shall not be construed to limit access to other records of the electric utility, including but not limited to the names and addresses of its business and residential customers, its financial reports, including but not limited to its budget, annual reports and other financial statements prepared in the course of business and other records maintained in the course of doing business as a municipal electric utility.

    (18)  Existing and proposed security systems and structural plans of real property owned or leased by the city, the public disclosure of which would threaten public safety.  The city council finds that disclosure of such records would impair the city’s ability to protect the security and safety of persons and real property, and that the public interest in nondisclosure outweighs the public interest in disclosure of the records.  Records related to the procurement of or expenditures relating to security systems shall be open except to the extent provided in this section.  

    (19)  Records that identify the configuration of components or the operation of a computer, computer system, computer network, or telecommunications network, and would allow unauthorized access to or unlawful disruption of a computer, computer system, computer network, or telecommunications network, of a public governmental body.  This exception shall not be used to limit or deny access to otherwise public records in a file, document, data file or database containing public records.  Records related to the procurement of or expenditures relating to such computer, computer system, computer network, or telecommunications network, including the amount of moneys paid by, or on behalf of, a public governmental body for such computer, computer system, computer network, or telecommunications network, shall be open except to the extent provided in this section; and

    (20)  Credit card numbers, personal identification numbers, digital certificates, physical and virtual keys, access codes or authorization codes that are used to protect the security of electronic transactions between a public governmental body and a person or entity doing business with a public governmental body.  Nothing in this section shall be deemed to close the record of a person or entity using a credit card held in the name of a public governmental body or any record of a transaction made by a person using a credit card or other method of payment for which reimbursement is made by a public governmental body .


    SECTION 2.  This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.

    PASSED this 16th day of September, 2002.