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Texas law requires meeting agendas be specific

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The attorney general in Texas issued an opinion earlier this month saying government bodies need to issue detailed agendas before all…

The attorney general in Texas issued an opinion earlier this month saying government bodies need to issue detailed agendas before all meetings under the state’s open meeting law.

The opinion says agendas have to include the subjects that will be up for discussion at the meeting, even if no action will be taken on the items.

Agenda items like “city manager’s report” aren’t acceptable, the opinion said, because "the general and generic nature of the notice does not sufficiently notify a reader, as a member of the interested public, of the subjects of the update and reports to be discussed at any particular meeting."