Open Meeting Resources

Open Meeting Law

"The purpose of the Open Meeting Law is to ensure transparency in the deliberations on which public policy is based. Because the democratic process depends on the public having knowledge about the considerations underlying governmental action, the Open Meeting Law requires, with some exceptions, that meetings of public bodies be open to the public. It also seeks to balance the public’s interest in witnessing the deliberations of public officials with the government’s need to manage its operations efficiently."

Massachusetts Open Meeting Law

Open Meeting Law, M.G.L. c.30A (effective July, 2010)

Massachusetts Open Meeting Law - Open Meetings 940 CMR 29.00

Massachusetts Open Meeting Law Guide (attached PDF)

Massachusetts Open Meeting Law Training Video

Attorney General Martha Coakley's Office: Open Meeting Resources

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