Sunshine Q&A: When can the public receive meeting packets?

A Jekyll Island resident was surprised when new city leadership stopped providing advance copies of documents that detail the Island Authority’s discussion during public meetings. Without the meeting packets, the residents are left in the dark at the meetings. A public agency is required to release meeting agendas before a meeting, but what does the law say about supporting documents?

 

 

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