Lack of Virtual Access to Public Meetings Denies Millions of Georgians a Voice

Investigative
INVESTIGATION
POLITICS & POLICY
SOCIAL ISSUES
TAXES,MONEY & GOVERNMENT
6 min read
1172 words
Key Points
  • 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.
Nearly a third of Georgia’s largest state government agencies and departments don’t provide virtual or dial-in access to the public for board meetings, according to an investigation by State Affairs. And the vast majority do not keep video or audio records of those meetings. While the COVID-19 pandemic spurred the transition from offices to remote work ...

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