Lack of Virtual Access to Public Meetings Denies Millions of Georgians a Voice
- 12 out of the 32 largest state agencies don’t provide regular virtual access to public board meetings.
- Just 7 out of the 32 largest state agencies keep a video archive of their board meetings.
- Lack of virtual access cuts out millions of Georgians who can’t commute to in-person meetings and impacts persons with disabilities the most.
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