Lawmakers consider relaxing open meeting law

Vermont's new open-meeting law asks too much of small-town technology, the head of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns says.

Some towns don't use email. And posting meeting agendas and minutes on a town website, as required under law, is a tall order, said VLCT executive director Steven Jeffrey.

The Vermont League of Cities and Towns wants Vermont to relax its open-meeting law to allow more time to post documents online, and to exempt some town boards and commissions from enforcement "teeth" that were added to the law last year. Continue>>>