31 May 2021

Word for the Day: Special Meeting

In Arkansas; the government official calling a special meeting shall notify the newspapers, radio stations, television stations and anyone that has requested to be notified. Notification shall be made at least two (2) hours before the meeting takes place in order that the public shall have representatives at the meeting. The time and location for the meeting will be announced.

A special meeting is a topic meeting. 
The reason for the meeting is to be announced by the official calling for the meeting.
A quorum must be a known factor by the official calling the meeting.
No other topics are discussed and public comments remain on the specific topic.

20 May 2021

 Word for the Day

Executive Session

Arkansas Open Meeting Laws state:
(c) (1) Executive sessions will be permitted only for the purpose of considering employment, appointment, promotion, demotion, disciplining, or resignation of any public officer or employee. 

The specific purpose of the executive session shall be announced in public before going into executive session.