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Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government Monthly Quiz

True or False: A budget work session does not require public notice.

Answer: False.

Any gathering of a simple majority of the municipal council members, whether in person or by electronic means, to discuss or act upon matters over which the public body has authority is a public meeting. All public meetings, regardless of the name used to describe the gathering, such as work session or committee meeting, must follow the public notice and agenda requirements in state law, including a minimum 24 hours advance notice of the meeting.

The Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government offers online courses. In-person classes will resume when COVID-19 activity drops to safe levels. The Institute will host sessions A and B virtually on January 19. On January 21, the Institute will host “Advanced Budgeting and Finance” and “Advanced Leadership and Governance” virtually. To register, go to the Municipal Association’s website at www.masc.sc and log in with your user identification number and password.