Can board members all "attend" meetings by web cam, speaker phone, or video conference?
June 27, 2014
Yes. The meeting must be posted and there must be a location where the public can attend and hear or view the meeting over whatever technology is used. (ORS 192.670(2)) Equipment should be provided to allow attendees to participate to whatever extent is appropriate.
Each board member who attends by electronic means is counted toward the quorum required to hold the meeting, and board members can vote from their remote locations. Minutes must be taken, as they would be for any board meeting. This topic is covered in the January 2011 Attorney General's Public Records and Meetings Manual, page 124, section c. "Electronic Communication."
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