A ruling could come soon in the latest lawsuit accusing Springfield city officials of improperly discussing public business behind closed doors.
Judge John Schmidt is waiting for the city to produce a transcript of that executive session meeting last month, where Mayor Mike Houston and aldermen discussed the possible privatization of Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Meanwhile, Alderman Sam Cahnman says he will try to revive an ordinance that would force the city to release the minutes and recording of that meeting publicly, even before the judge rules.
The ordinance stalled because of the pending litigation.
But Cahnman says Schmidt indicated that his ruling would not be affected one way or the other if the city went ahead and made the material public.