Approval of Resolution Resolution Annual Determination Of Notice Under The Open Meetings Act
The New Mexico Open Meetings Act requires all public bodies to provide reasonable notice to the public of all its meetings. The Act also requires public bodies to determine its notice procedures at least once a year in a public meeting. While the Open Meetings Act itself does not impose any specific requirements, other than an agenda being available 72 hours in advance of each meeting, the New Mexico Attorney General will consider the following notice procedure as reasonable: 1) 10 days advance notice for regular meetings; 2) 3 days advance notice for special meetings; and 3) 24 hours advance notice for emergency meetings, unless the threat of personal injury or property damage requires less notice. The proposed resolution contains the Attorney General's recommendations for providing notice to the public of all City Council meetings. The resolution also provides language for the City Council to comply with the Attorney General's guidelines for conducting virtual meetings, if such meetings are necessary.
Speaker: Alfred Abeita, City Clerk