By Chip Rowe
Under state law, the clerk of a legislature, board or committee that conducts public business and holds open meetings must make its minutes available within two weeks, even if not formally approved. The law does not require that minutes be posted online, or that meetings be taped.
We surveyed local boards and committees to see how diligent they are (as of March 31) about keeping voters informed. For more information, see highlandscurrent.org/local-officials.
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