What kind of notice of the meeting must be given?

Reasonable public notice is required for all meetings subject to the Sunshine Law. The type of notice which must be given depends on the facts of the situation and the Board involved. In some instances, posting of the notice in an area set aside for that purpose may be sufficient; in others, publication in a local newspaper may be necessary. In either case an agency must give notice at such time and in such a manner as will enable the media and the general public to attend the meeting.

There are three basic requirements of Chapter 286011, Florida Statutes:

  1. Meetings of public Boards or commissions must be open to the public
  2. Reasonable notice of such meetings must be given
  3. Minutes of the meetings must be taken

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1. What is an Independent Special District?
2. How is an Independent Special District Organized?
3. Does the "Sunshine Law" apply to Independent Special Districts?
4. Does the public have the right to participate?
5. What kind of notice of the meeting must be given?
6. Can I see the District's records?