Pennsylvania's Sunshine Act was designed to ensure transparency in government. These days, however, that laudable goal remains far from reality in Philadelphia. The act, also known as the Open Meetings Law, requires that governmental agencies provide public notice prior to official meetings and that such meetings be open to the public. More specifically, the act mandates, with few exceptions, that meetings involving "official action" or "deliberation" occur in public and not behind closed-doors.
White Collar Law
Let the Light in: Changes Needed to the Sunshine Act
The Legal Intelligencer
March 25, 2009
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