Update on Virtual Public Meetings
Boards, committees, and commissions may meet in person at Town Hall or by Zoom, or as a hybrid meeting. The public in limited numbers can attend in person or in any number by Zoom.
The House and Senate have acted separately to address the extension of remote participation in municipal meetings as a part of Governor Healey's supplemental 2023 budget bill; though substantially similar, legislators must reconcile the two bills. Both bills include extensions to pandemic-related authorizations that are set to expire. The bills would allow remote and hybrid meeting options for public bodies through March 31, 2025, and permit reduced quorums for open town meetings through March 31, 2025.
For more information, consult Updated Guidance on Holding Meetings Pursuant to the Act Extending Certain COVID-19 Measures.