Updated March 31, 2023
The Open and Public Meetings Act (OPMA) is intended to provide citizens the opportunity to witness the decisions made by their community’s elected/appointment officials, including the deliberations leading up to those decisions. An essential aspect to a free and democratic society is the ability of citizens to observe the inner workings of their government and impact citizens can have with their educated votes. Though the regulations of OPMA may seem very strict, they are important in preserving the balance between the people and their government.
Special Note: The Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman has provided funding for this training program from the 1% surcharge on all building permits in the State of Utah.