March 16, 2020 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Ensures continued government operation while preserving transparency

Governor Greg Abbott today acted to maintain government transparency and continued government operations while reducing face-to-face contact for government open meetings. As Texas works to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Governor granted the Office of the Attorney General’s request for suspension of certain open-meeting statutes. This temporary suspension will allow for telephonic or videoconference meetings of governmental bodies that are accessible to the public in an effort to reduce in-person meetings that assemble large groups of people.

https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-allows-virtual-and-telephonic-open-meetings-to-maintain-government-transparency

https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/sites/default/files/files/divisions/open-government/COVID-19-OMA-Suspension-Letter.pdf

https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/open-government/open-meetings-act-update

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