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Our View: Pros and cons of online meetings could be better


May 22, 2020

Every crisis results in changes. Floods alter the flow of rivers. Volcanoes can move mountains. After 9/11, the invasive screening process at airports we accept as “normal” were implemented here. And while it’s still too early to tell how life will look post-COVID-19, we are pleased to see government is taking its open meeting requirements so seriously during this pandemic.

Open meetings are essential to good government. Enough happens behind the scenes as it is, and with news outlets such as newspapers becoming scarcer, the public has less ability to monitor what our elected official...

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