Basic principles for advance agendas for public meetings.
A basic tenet of Iowa’s Open Meetings Law is that a governmental body must provide advance notice of the time, date and place of each meeting, plus a tentative agenda.
What if a new idea comes up in the course of discussion while the meeting is underway? How much room does the law allow for expanded discussion when a tentative agenda has been issued?
Are public officials required to mail agendas in advance of meetings? Who pays for copies and postage?
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