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Grade Your Local Government

Rate Local Officials

City / County: __________________________________________

Branch: ______________________________________________

(city council, school board, county commission, utility district, etc.

Subject: Open Meetings:

1. My local government only discusses the public’s business in open public meetings.

A – B – C – D – F

Reason for grade:

2. My local officials speak up in public meetings where they can be heard by the public and do not whisper to each other and write notes to each other during meetings.

A – B – C – D – F

Reason for grade:

3. My local government only meets in Executive Session with its attorney to discuss matters of pending litigation to discuss legal strategy, does not reach or deliberate decisions in those sessions and always returns to the regular meeting with an overview of what was discussed.

A – B – C – D – F

Reason for grade:

4. My local government thoroughly discusses each item of business in a manner that indicates they have not had previous discussions about legislation prior to the meetings. All votes are not unanimous with little or no discussion.

A – B – C – D – F

Reason for grade:

5. The public is given an opportunity to address local officials in open, public meetings and even if protocols require being placed on the agenda prior to the meeting, it is generally easy to secure a place on the agenda.

A – B – C – D – F

Reason for grade:

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