The Pennsylvania Sunshine Law requires all public agencies, including EACs, to present all official actions and conduct all deliberations leading up to official actions at advertised public meetings.
Under the law, municipalities must:
- Post notice of scheduled public meetings at the municipal building, or the location of the offices of the municipality’s governing body.
- Advertise scheduled public meetings in a local newspaper at least three days prior to the date of any meetings.
- File notice of public meetings with the municipal secretary, manager or county clerk. With the ability to communicate electronically by sending emails to several recipients, or even to “chat,” it is important to remember that the discussion of issues or revisions to proposed documents over the internet could be construed as deliberation outside a meeting and should be avoided.