GOVERNMENT “IN SUNSHINE”
GOVERNMENT “IN SUNSHINE”:
A congressional enactment declares it to be the policy of the United States that the public is entitled to full information of the decision-making process of grovernment. Thus all meetings of government agencies are required to be public unless they come within a category which exempts them from public disclosure.
This requirement is suject, however, to the individual‘s right ofprivacy and the government’s responsibility to protect the nation’s security interests.
The time, place and subject matter of all meetings must be announced in advance, together with the name and the telphone number of a person who is competent to answer questions about the meeting. Minutes ora transcript of each meeting must be made available to the public.
“Handbook of Everyday Law” by Martin J. Ross & Jeffrey Steven Ross