Open meeting law

The Massachusetts Open Meeting Law supports the principle that the democratic process depends on the public having knowledge about the considerations underlying governmental action. In general, the law requires that most meetings government entities be open to the public, that notice of such meetings are publicly posted, and that accurate records of the meeting be kept and made available to the public. Responsibility for enforcement of the law, relative to local, county, regional, and state public bodies has been centralized in the office of the Attorney General.

Citizens Guide to Town Meetings

This guide outlines the forms and procedures used in Massachusetts town meetings.