The Town of Braintree is dedicated to maintaining all essential functions of municipal operations while protecting the health and safety of its residents. Many of our Board and Commission meetings constitute essential functions that we need to continue and must be held in accordance with the Open Meeting Law.
In recognition of the vital role that public bodies play, and with acknowledgment of the serious public health risk that is posed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Governor of the Commonwealth has issued an Executive Order granting some relief from the requirements of the Open Meeting Law.
This Policy is adopted in accordance with Executive Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law, M.G.L. 30A §20, dated March 12, 2020. This Policy will remain in effect for as long as the Executive Order is in effect and supersedes any existing policy on remote participation during that time.
Town of Braintree Temporary Emergency Policy For Remote Participation Under The Open Meeting Law Pursuant To Massachusetts Executive Order Of March 12, 2020