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The Open Meeting Law

Do you have a question about the Open Meeting Law (OML)? Or want to report a violation? The Division of Open Government has resources available to you.

The democratic process depends on the public having knowledge about the considerations underlying governmental action. The Open Meeting Law therefore requires that most meetings of public bodies be held in public. If you have questions about the Open Meeting Law, you may contact the Division of Open Government at (617) 963-2540 or


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