Posts Tagged ‘meetings’

Meetings and Public Hearings Under the Coronavirus State of Emergency

Friday, March 13th, 2020

[UPDATE: Section 4.31 of Session Law 2020-3 addresses electronic meetings held during a state of emergency declared by the Governor or General Assembly. The new law’s provisions aren’t reflected in this post, which was written before its enactment. For a discussion of the new law’s requirements, please see the blog post here.] This blog focuses […]

Who Controls the Agenda?

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

The word “agenda” derives from Latin, meaning “things to be done”. For local government boards, it is a tool for organizing and conducting meetings. This blog addresses frequently asked questions about agendas, including how they are developed, how they may be modified, and who, ultimately, has the legal authority to control them.

Texting While Meeting: Is it Illegal for Local Government Officials?

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Texting, tweeting, emailing, blogging, posting: members of public boards are doing this during meetings using their private or publicly-issued electronic devices, and communicating with each other, with individuals or groups attending the meeting, and with individuals and groups anywhere in the world. Is this legal? Is it useful? Or is it just rude? Can the […]