Agendas for Open Meetings
This legislation would amend the Georgia Open Meetings Act to require meeting agendas to be posted at least one week in advance of a public meeting in a conspicuous place available to the public at the regular place of the meeting and on the city's website, if it has one. Additionally, this legislation would limit adding items to an agenda to only allows items involving public safety or the preservation of property, public services, agencies, or committees thereof and would require a two-thirds' vote by the members of the agency.
The legislation would also amend the attorney-client privilege exception in the Open Meetings Act by requiring that the specific nature of the pending or potential litigation be identified, including the parties anticipated to assert claims or initate a judicial action, in the open portion of the meeting. Finally, this legislation clarifies that the affidavit required to be completed for each executive session must be part of the public record.
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