The Michigan Legislature has amended the Open Meetings Act (OMA) multiple times during the COVID-19 pandemic to enable virtual meetings. However, all local governments are once again required to meet in person.
Over 150 community leaders from across the state tuned in Wednesday for an online presentation on the Open Meetings Act
The public has a right to attend public meetings and to have their voices heard. This can be an intimidating prospect for some people, especially if the rules are not clear or the public body is less welcoming of public input.
Understanding your rights is the first step in making sure you are able to take part in the democratic process. It is also a tool for public officials…