Attorney General Bill Schuette
Recently the office of the state's Attorney General published on line an eminently readable guide book to the Open Meetings Act. This not legal mumbo jumbo but a listing of what your rights as a Citizen are and the Government's obligation to you. It pertains all governing bodies from local libraries, to committees formed by a City Commission to, the Governor and State legislator.
You pay your taxes to the State and the City so you should know what you your rights are regards to what to do about what such governing bodies may decide.
You don't have to care if you don't want to but ignorance to some who govern is licence and you don't want to go to sleep, only to discover that have you inadvertently awaken, in second coming of the late great East Germany.
To read the above 21 page handbook Click here.
The above presentation by Sue Jeffers and the Michigan Municipal League is even more readable in that it uses big type and colors. It also highlights areas of responsibilities that were once considered grey areas. No pun intended. To read the 32 page presentation click here
In the Current issue of the Hills Highlights, the official news letter of the City of Bloomfield Hills, newly elected City Commissioner Susan McCarthy describes, aYou won, now what training she received from the MML. Two bullet pointed topics she mentioned in her article are a review of the of the Michigan Open Meeting Act Oma and the better known Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) pronounced "Foyah".