Governor Abbott Allows Virtual And Telephonic Open Meetings To Maintain Government Transparency
Ensures continued government operation while preserving transparency
In accordance with section 418.016 of the Texas Government Code, Governor Abbott has suspended various provisions that require government officials and members of the public to be physically present at a specified meeting location. This temporary suspension will leave important open-meeting protections in place:
Members of the public will be entitled to participate and address the governmental body during any telephonic or videoconference meeting.
To hold a telephonic or videoconference meeting, a governmental body must post a written notice that gives the public a way to participate remotely, such as a toll-free dial-in number, and that includes an electronic copy of any agenda packet that officials will consider at the meeting.
A governmental body must provide the public with access to a recording of any telephonic or videoconference meeting.
Special Called City Council Meeting - March 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm CST
Hosted by Brooks Williams
Monday, Mar 23, 2020 6:00 pm | 1 hour | (UTC-05:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Meeting number: 623 404 714
Agenda: Please See Board Docs. Link can be found at www.FerrisTexas.gov
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