Open Meetings & The Open Meetings Act

A meeting of the board of directors, other than an emergency meeting or executive session.

The Common Interest Development Open Meeting Act (Civ. Code §4900 et seq.) sets forth the requirements and parameters for open board meetings. Other than meetings properly held in executive session (Civ. Code §4935), all meetings of the board are open to association members. A “board meeting” is defined in Civil Code section 4090. Neither open nor executive session meetings may be conducted via a series of electronic transmissions, except under specified emergency circumstances following strict procedural requirements set forth in the Open Meeting Act. (Civil Code §4910) The Open Meeting Act is distinguished from the Brown Act, which applies to public commissions, boards and councils and other public agencies in California, and which does not apply to common interest developments.



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