County and Municipal Government in North Carolina, Second Edition, 2014 (Hard Copy Format)

Open Meetings and Other Legal Requirements for Local Government Boards

Chapter number: 9

County and Municipal Government in North Carolina

Open Meetings Law Requirements for All Public Bodies / 138

Overview / 138
Public Right of Access to Open Meetings / 138
Official Meetings of Public Bodies / 138
Notice Requirements / 139
Regular Meetings / 139
Special Meetings / 139
Emergency Meetings / 139
Recessed Meetings / 140
Closed Sessions / 140
Procedures for Closed Sessions / 140
Confidential Records / 140
Attorney Consultations / 140
Economic Development / 141
Purchase of Real Property / 141
Employment Contracts / 141
Public Employees / 141
Criminal Investigations / 141
Minutes and General Accounts / 141
Remedies / 142
Additional Meeting Requirements for County
and City Governing Boards / 142
Governing Board Meetings / 142
Organizational Meetings / 143
Counties / 143
Cities / 143
Regular Meetings / 143
Counties / 143
Cities / 143
Special Meetings / 143
Counties / 144
Cities / 144
Emergency Meetings / 144
Counties / 144
Cities / 144
Meeting Location / 144
Rules of Procedure / 145
Quorum / 145
Counties / 145
Cities / 145
Governing Board Action / 145
Voting Rules / 145
Counties / 146
City Ordinances / 146
Excusing Members from Voting / 147
Public Hearings and Public Comment / 147
Rules for Quasi-Judicial Proceedings / 148
Remote Participation in Meetings / 148
Meeting Requirements for Appointed Boards / 148
Additional Resources / 149
About the Author / 149

Topics - Local and State Government