Making Democracy Work

Open Meetings & Public Records

WHY IS THIS A PRIORITY: LWVMS continuously promotes efforts to open meetings and public records.

LWV POSITION: LWVMS believes that government bodies must protect the citizen's right to know by giving adequate notice of proposed actions, holding open meetings, and making public records accessible.

The League does support the following principles for inclusion in legislation:

  • All meetings of public governmental bodies should be required to be open with the exception of certain carefully specified situations where executive session is allowed.
  • Adequate public notices of all meetings must be provided.