The Missouri Municipal League and the State Attorney General's Office have joined forces to educate city officials on the Sunshine Law.
The Freedom of Information Laws, better known as the Sunshine Law, allow the general public to have access to data held by government entities. That means, that by law, meetings, records, votes, action and deliberations of public governmental bodies are to be open to the public.
However, the Sunshine Law does allow a public body to close meetings and records to the public in some limited circumstances, but almost never requires the public body to do so. The idea of the Sunshine Law is to share information with the public, and show that the government entity is not keeping anything hidden. Continue>>>