Are Ad Hoc Committees Subject to the Open Meetings Act

By Brian Massie, A Watchman on the Wall

Here is a section of the Ohio Revised code dealing with public meetings.

Section 121.22 | Public meetings – exceptions.

(A) This section shall be liberally construed to require public officials to take official action and to conduct all deliberations upon official business only in open meetings unless the subject matter is specifically excepted by law.

(B) As used in this section:

(1) “Public body” means any of the following:

(a) Any board, commission, committee, council, or similar decision-making body of a state agency, institution, or authority, and any legislative authority or board, commission, committee, council, agency, authority, or similar decision-making body of any county, township, municipal corporation, school district, or other political subdivision or local public institution;

(b) Any committee or subcommittee of a body described in division (B)(1)(a) of this section;

This a follow up to the Budget Commission held last week at the Auburn Career Center.

Here is the video of the actual meeting:

Inquiring minds want to know…

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