Government is more engaged, efficient and transparent if the public has the means to find out what business might be on its plate. In short, with access in advance to simple information, like a meeting agenda, government will better serve the public. Easy access — online — is best.
To that end the Legislature passed HB 2105, sponsored by Rep. Brad Hawkins, R-East Wenatchee. It modifies the Open Public Meetings Act to require public agencies with governing bodies (councils, boards or commissions) to post meeting agendas on their website 24 hours in advance. Small agencies without websites are exempt.