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Commissioners Court - Regular Session
Meeting Date: 04/02/2019  
Resolution regarding the Open Meetings Act
Submitted For: Terry Cook Submitted By: Garry Brown, Commissioner Pct. #1
Department: Commissioner Pct. #1  
Agenda Category: Regular Agenda Items

Agenda Item
Discuss, consider, and take appropriate action on a resolution highlighting Williamson County government's history of transparency and recommitting the Williamson County Commissioners Court to upholding the spirit of the Open Meetings Act.
In February 2019, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals struck down a significant provision in the Open Meetings Act, calling it "unconstitutionally vague." That provision aims to keep public officials from convening smaller meetings — without an official quorum present — to discuss public business outside the view of the taxpayers and the media.

Fiscal Impact
From/To Acct No. Description Amount
Resolution on county government transparency and recommitment to the Open Meetings Act

Form Review
Inbox Reviewed By Date
County Judge Exec Asst. Andrea Schiele 03/28/2019 11:34 AM
Form Started By: Garry Brown Started On: 03/28/2019 11:00 AM
Final Approval Date: 03/28/2019

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