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 Policy Order Resolution
  O-11
  AMENDED ORDER
  IN CITY COUNCIL
  January 27, 2014
COUNCILLOR CHEUNG

WHEREAS:

The Massachusetts Open Meeting Law defines deliberation as "an oral or written communication through any medium, including electronic mail, between or among a quorum of a public body on any public business within its jurisdiction"; and

      
WHEREAS:

The entire body of the Cambridge City Council is routinely sent emails under the council@cambridgema.gov about issues that may subsequently come before the Council; now therefore be it 

    

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to confer with the City Solicitor to determine whether Councillors "replying all" to emails addressed to the council@cambridgema.gov  on business that may subsequently come before the Council are unintentionally violating the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law and report back to the City Council; and be it further
 

ORDERED:

That the Government Operations and Rules Committee be and hereby is requested to schedule a meeting to discuss whether all email directed to the full Council body via the council@cambridgema.gov email should be sent blind carbon copy.  
    

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