SEC. 2-228.  BARRIERS TO ATTENDANCE PROHIBITED.
   (A)   No policy body shall conduct any meeting, conference or other function in any facility that excludes persons on the basis of actual or presumed class identity or characteristics, or which is inaccessible to persons with physical disabilities, or where members of the public may not be present without making a payment or purchase. Whenever the city council, a board or commission, or any committee thereof anticipates that the number of persons attending the meeting will exceed the legal capacity of the meeting room, any public address system used to amplify sound in the meeting room shall be extended by supplementary speakers to permit the overflow audience to listen to the proceedings in an adjacent room or passageway, unless such supplementary speakers would disrupt the operation of a city office.
   (B)   Each policy body shall ensure that accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those using wheelchairs, is made available for each regular and special meeting.
   (C)   Meetings of policy bodies shall adjourn no later than 10:00 p.m., unless the meeting is extended by a majority vote of the policy body. No new items will begin after 10:00 p.m. unless 80% of the members present of the policy body votes to allow the items to be heard.
(Ord. No. 2948)