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Is there a recommended statement we should put at the end of all board member emails to make it clear that board members cannot hold a discussion by email without possibly violating the public meeting laws?

Yes.  Here is a suggested addition for board members to use when disseminating information to other board members on a topic over which the board has decision making authority:

IMPORTANT: Please do not reply to this email as communications constituting a decision or deliberation toward a decision between and among a quorum of a governing body could be considered a public meeting.

 

 


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