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.
Mayor Michael Houston said release of the audio required majority consent of the council.
The vote came after a Sangamon County Judge John Schmidt ruled the discussion a violation of the Illinois Open Meetings Act. The topic of the audio is a plan to seek proposals for private management of the city-owned cemetery. The plan has since been abandoned.