Amid the COVID-19 crisis, many jurisdictions are weighing whether electronic meetings can help them conduct business while maintaining public access.
According to EAP President Evan Lemoine, PRP, all things are possible. He has drafted Sample Zoom Meeting Rules for Public Bodies to address some of the overarching challenges of how to incorporate technology while still maintaining public access and participation.
This document is being made available for free to everyone and will need to be further customized based on the practices of each public body and with consideration of all your applicable jurisdictional laws.
Special thanks to EAP Parliamentarian Brandon Walters, PRP for serving as an editor and providing additional considerations to be addressed.