The city wrote:
"In actuality, the city council can only vote to release personnel information to the public in one very narrow circumstance. The city council, in concurrence with the city manager,may vote to inform the public of: The employment or non-employment, promotion, demotion, suspension, or other disciplinary action, reinstatement,transfer,or termination of a city employee and the reasons for that personnel action."
The release of information regarding employment or non-employment, promotion, demotion, suspension, or other disciplinary action, reinstatement,transfer,or termination of a city employee does NOT require any kind of vote by the council. If that were true, then when did the city council vote to release the promotion of the newest Assistant Chief?
Items for your information is below:
The following information with respect to each city employee is a matter of public record:
(3) Date of original employment or appointment to the service.
(4) The terms of any contract by which the employee is employed whether written or oral, past and current, to the extent that the city has the written contract or a record of the oral contract in its possession.
(5) Current position.
(7) Current salary.
(8) Date and amount of each increase or decrease in salary with that municipality.
(9) Date and type of each promotion, demotion, transfer, suspension, separation, or other change in position classification with that municipality.
(10) Date and general description of the reasons for each promotion with that municipality.
(11) Date and type of each dismissal, suspension, or demotion for disciplinary reasons taken by the municipality. If the disciplinary action was a dismissal, a copy of the written notice of the final decision of the municipality setting forth the specific acts or omissions that are the basis of the dismissal.
(12) The office to which the employee is currently assigned.