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GA-0277
Greg Abbott

Tape of executive session, commissioners court is proper custodian of|Executive session, release to county clerk of tape of, would not make tape public|Executive session, commissioners court has discretion as to whether to admit county clerk to its|Executive sessions, commissioners court has discretion as to whether to admit county clerk to its

GA-1001
Greg Abbott

Local Government Code subsection 81.005(a) is directory|Pursuant to Local Government Code subsection 81.005(h), a county commissioners court may change the designated day of the week it convenes during the county\\'s current fiscal year.|Because Local Government Code subsection 81.005(a)is a directory statute, it is unlikely that a reviewing court would invalidate a commissioners court order, tabled from the prior fiscal year, that designates a new day in the current fiscal year|Pursuant to Local Government Code subsection 81.005(h), a county commissioners court may change the designated day of the week it convenes during the county\\'s current fiscal year

DM-0228
Dan Morales

Issue county commissioners court has previously taken final action on, court may discuss at subsequent meeting provided subject set out in public notice in accordance with the Act|Procedural rules|Agenda, authority to prepare|Final action may be discussed or amended in a subsequent meeting provided subject set out in public notice in accordance with Open Meetings Act

DM-0482
Dan Morales

Notice of meeting, commissioners court must repost if meeting is continued to any day other than day immediately following

JC-0255
John Cornyn

Salary increases for elected officers, special statutory notice must apprise public of maximum potential salary increases|Salary increases for elected officers, notice that is materially misleading concerning rates of proposed increases is not in substantial compliance with special statutory notice provision as a matter of law

JC-0307
John Cornyn

Open Meetings Act, circulation of a claim, invoice, or bill in writing for approval of payment among members of a commissioners court in lieu of consideration of the item at an open meeting would violate the Act|Criminal liability under Open Meetings Act, person who is not a member of the commissioners court may be charged with a violation of the Act, but only if the person aids or assists a member or members who knowingly act to violate the Act|Criminal liability under Open Meetings Act, person who is not a member of the commissioners court who acts independently to urge individual members to place an item on agenda or vote a certain way does not commit an offense under the Act, even if he or sh|Open Meetings Act, circulation of a claim, invoice, or bill in writing for approval of payment among members of a commissioners court in lieu of consideration of the item at an open meeting would violate the Act|Criminal liability under Open Meetings Act, person who is not a member of the commissioners court who acts independently to urge individual members to place item on an agenda or vote a certain way does not commit an offense under the Act, even if he or sh|Open Meetings Act criminal provisions, liability of a person who is not a member of the governmental body

JC-0352
John Cornyn

Emergency meetings under the Open Meetings Act, commissioners court may hold as special term|Notice to members of a governmental body not governed by Open Meetings Act, under common law predating Act, court may void action taken by governmental body at meeting for which members did not receive notice|Emergency meetings by telephone under Open Meetings Act, if quorum of governmental body appears at one location, absent members may not participate by telephone conference call|Emergency meetings by telephone, under Open Meetings Act notice of meeting need not state meeting will be held by telephone conference call

JC-0506
John Cornyn

Commissioners court's closed meeting, auditor's presence does not violate Open Meetings Act if commissioners court has determined that auditor's interests are not adverse to county's and if commissioners court determines that auditor's presence is necessa|Closed meeting, under Open Meetings Act a commissioners court may allow county auditor to attend if auditor's interests are not adverse to county's and if commissioners court determines that auditor's presence is necessary to anticipated discussion, but c|Attorney-client privilege, court may find that privilege does not apply to communications between commissioners court and its attorney that occurred in county auditor's presence|Closed meeting, consistently with Open Meetings Act a commissioners court may allow county auditor to attend if it determines that auditor's interests are not adverse to county's and that auditor's presence is necessary to anticipated discussion, although