Special Issues

OPEN MEETINGS

MML has received numerous questions regarding the reasonable conduct of public meetings during a health crisis and/or declared State of Emergency. MMAA officers have also received questions, from time to time, as to whether conference calls can be an acceptable practice which complies with the Open Meetings Act.  The leadership of the Maryland Municipal Attorneys Association has researched Maryland's Open Meetings Act and is providing a summary as general guidance to municipal officials regarding Maryland law. Please note that this summary is not intended to provide legal advice.  Readers should seek advice from their town or city attorney on any specific question regarding their municipality.  Click here for this summary.