Mayor’s Office

Mayor Miro Weinberger Statement on Vermont Open Meeting Law Executive Order

*Today, Mayor Miro Weinberger signed the attached Executive Order and shared it with all City Department Heads to provide guidance to them and their staff teams on compliance with the Vermont Open Meeting Law.  The Mayor issued the following statement:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 23, 2014
Contact:  Mike Kanarick
                  802.735.7962

Mayor Miro Weinberger Statement on Vermont Open Meeting Law Executive Order

“Open, public meetings are fundamental to the functioning of our local government and the ability of the public to readily engage with evolving City policies, events, and decisions.  Last session, the Legislature acted to strengthen Vermont’s open meeting practices, and these changes recently took effect.  After functioning under these new rules for three months and implementing new City practices related to the newly-amended law, I have issued an Executive Order codifying these new efforts and directing all City Departments to take appropriate steps to ensure compliance.  Through vigilant, ongoing attention to the details of public notice and prompt documentation of City actions, we will continue and strengthen Burlington’s proud traditions of local engagement and participation.”

 

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Press Release Date: 
09/23/2014
City Department: 
Mayor's Office