Massachusetts AG to host forums on state’s open meeting law
BOSTON (AP) — Anyone interested in learning more about the state’s open meeting law is being encouraged to attend one of a series of educational forums being sponsored by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.
Healey said the forums are part of a larger effort by her office to help the public and local officials better understand and comply with the law, which is intended to ensure the public can monitor government meetings.
State, local, regional, and county public bodies are required to comply with the law.
The Massachusetts House and Senate are exempted from the law.
Healey said the forums will be conducted by attorneys from her Division of Open Government.
The first forum is scheduled for Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Sandwich. Future forums will take place in Cambridge, Southbridge, and Avon.