Georgia Open Meetings Act

  • The Open Meetings Act (O.C.G.A. § 50-14-1) provides that an agency may not hold a meeting covered under the Act without having provided due notice of the time and place of the meeting, a preliminary agenda of the meeting and the publication of summary and final minutes of the meeting afterwards. Proper notice includes the posting of a written notice at the regular place of meeting at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting and notice to the local legal organ in which sheriff's sales are published and other media who have requested such notices. The Act does not require that actual legal advertisements be taken out in a newspaper nor does it provide for an opportunity for a person to speak during a meeting, although both of these items reflect a better practice in assuring public involvement in their government operations.

    Please see the links below for more information about Georgia's Open Meeting Act.