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POLICY NO:  12 - 001

Remote Participation

Remote participation may be permitted subject to the Attorney General’s Regulation pursuant to 940 CMR 29.10.  Members of public bodies have a responsibility to ensure that remote participation in meetings is not used in a way that would defeat the purposes of the Open Meeting Law, namely promoting transparency with regard to deliberations and decisions on which public policy is based and strongly encourages its members to physically attend meetings whenever possible.

The Commission has adopted the requirements, reasoning, methods of technology, and procedures as explained in the Attorney General’s Regulation to participate remotely. 

Adopted at Commission meeting dated January 23, 2012.

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