Chapter 2 ADMINISTRATION*
Section 2-23 Definitions.
As used in sections 2-23 through 2-25.6 unless the context otherwise indicates,
Closed meeting, closed record, or closed vote. Any meeting, record
or vote closed to the
Public governmental body. The city council; any city board, commission,
force or similar group appointed by the city council or mayor; any committee or subcommittee of
the city council or of any city board, commission, committee, task force or similar group
appointed by the city council or mayor; any city agency, department or division.
Public meeting. Any meeting of a public governmental body at which any
public business is
discussed, decided, or public policy formulated,
whether the meeting is conducted in person or
by means of communications equipment, including but not limited to, conference call, video
conference, internet chat, or internet message board. Public meeting
shall not include an
informal gathering of members of a governmental body for ministerial or social purposes when
there is no intent to avoid the purposes of this article.
Public record. Any record whether written or electronically stored retained
by or of any public
governmental body including any report, survey, memorandum, or other document or study
the public government body by a consultant or other professional service paid for in
whole or in part by public funds
including records created or maintained by private contractors
under an agreement with the city
. The term "public record" shall not include any internal
memorandum or letter received or prepared by or on behalf of a member of a public
governmental body consisting of advice, opinions and recommendations in connection with the
deliberative decision-making process of the public governmental body, unless such records are
retained by the public governmental body or presented at a public meeting.
Public vote. Any vote
whether conducted in person, by telephone, or by any other electronic
cast at any public meeting of any public governmental body.
(Ord. No. 11642, § 1, 9-21-87; Ord. No. 15733, § 1, 9-8-98; Ord. No. 18249, § 1, 9-20-04)
Editor's note--Ord. No. 11642, § 1, adopted Sept. 21, 1987, repealed
§§ 2-23, 2-24, 2-25.1--2-25.4 and enacted new provisions designated as §§ 2-23,
2-24, 2-25.1--2-25.940 to read as herein
set out. Former sections 2-23, 2-24, 2-25.1--2-25.4 derived from Ord. No. 10618, § 1, (2.041,
2.042, 2.044--2.047) adopted June 17, 1985 and Ord. No. 11324, § 1, adopted Dec. 15, 1986.
(Ord. 18249, Amended, 09/20/2004, Prior Text; 15733, Amended, 09/30/1998, Prior Text; 15733, Amended, 09/08/1998, Prior Text)