open meetings act http://wuis.org en Full Audio of Oak Ridge Cemetery Closed-Talks http://wuis.org/post/full-audio-oak-ridge-cemetery-closed-talks <p>Before Tuesday's Committee of the Whole meeting, Springfield City Council held a special meeting to release the full audio from a November 5, 2013 executive session discussion about Oak Ridge Cemetery.</p><p></p><p>Mayor Michael Houston said release of the audio required majority consent of the council.</p><p>The vote came after a Sangamon County Judge John Schmidt ruled the discussion a violation of the Illinois Open Meetings Act.&nbsp; The topic of the audio is a plan to seek proposals for private management of the city-owned cemetery. &nbsp; The plan has since been abandoned.</p><p></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:56:09 +0000 Lee Strubinger 19827 at http://wuis.org Full Audio of Oak Ridge Cemetery Closed-Talks