Q: How much notice must be given before a meeting?
A: Section 19.84(3), Stats., requires 24 hours notice “unless for good cause such notice is impossible, or impractical.” Even where there is good cause for shortened notice, notice of a meeting cannot be less than 2 hours. “Good cause” is not defined but should be “construed in favor of providing the public with the fullest and most complete information about governmental affairs as is compatible with the conduct of governmental business.” Wisconsin Department of Justice, Wisconsin Open Meetings Law: A Compliance Guide 10 (2005).
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