State Supreme Court Says Advisory Committees Are Not Subject to the OPMA
October 6, 2015 by Bob Meinig
The Washington State Supreme Court last week, in Citizens Alliance v. San Juan County
, finally confronted head-on the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA) issue of when a committee of a governing body “acts on behalf of” the governing body so as to have to comply with the OPMA. It did so by adopting, in a 6-3 decision, the reasoning of a 1996 attorney general opinion, concluding, among other things, that the OPMA does not apply to purely advisory committees of a governing body. The court’s opinion also touches on related OPMA issues that merit attention.
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