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Goddard: Online meetings OK, but public must be included

PHOENIX – Attorney General Terry Goddard says Arizona school boards, city councils and other public bodies can meet online to discuss public business but that they need to accommodate the public.

Goddard answers the question in a legal opinion that reviews a plan by the Camp Verde Unified School District’s governing board to meet online to discuss a document.

Goddard says that’s permitted under state law as long as the district provides public notice that includes explanations of how the public can electronically observe the meeting.

Because the Camp Verde district’s board didn’t propose taking final action during its online meeting, Goddard’s opinion doesn’t address whether it or other bodies could do that.

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