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    News Article | July 20, 2022

    Open Meetings Act

    Legal Guidance

    "A ribbon cutting ceremony has been scheduled for a new restaurant in the county. Would we violate the Open Meetings Act if all members of the commissioners court attended?"

    Is it a violation of the Open Meetings Act if a quorum of the commissioners court is presented at a ribbon cutting ceremony?

    No. As long as members of the court do not discuss county business or take formal action, their attendance is permissible. For more information regarding the Open Meetings Act, see our recently updated Open Meetings Act publication on