If an informed citizenry is to meaningfully participate in government or at least understand why government acts affecting their daily lives are taken, the process of decision making as well as the end results must be conducted in full view of the governed.
Oklahoma Ass’n of Municipal Attorneys v. State, 577 P.2d 1310, 1313-14 (Okla. 1978)
Open Meeting Law Reference for All 50 States
Open Meeting Laws 3d
Ann Taylor Schwing
Two volumes covering all aspects of public meeting laws
Open Meeting Laws are designed to give citizens the information they need to understand decisions made by their elected representatives.