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    Hello all, can't begin to express how much I appreciate the differing comments. Frankly, I reached out to the Forum, because of years of experience with elected officials, I questioned the 'no posting ...

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    Cruz, First off, welcome! Now to business. I think Cynthia from Vandenberg Village nailed the technical issues at play. Further, I personally agree with those that said there is no harm in posting it. ...

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    Thank you. It is troublesome for some community members no matter how careful one is... Cruz

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    Government Code 54952.2(c)(5) does provide an exception for social or ceremonial occasions.  The attendance of a majority of the members of a legislative body at a purely social or ceremonial occasion, ...

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    In my experience, when the event is open to the public, you can have more than a quorum in attendance.  However, everyone must refrain from discussing any subjects that could be brought before the Board.  ...

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    Hi Cruz,  If there will be a quorum, I think it's always best to err on the side of caution.  You may successfully avoid district business discussion, which would mean it did not require an Agenda and ...

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    There is nothing to be lost by posting.  It is a social but all members of the board are there.  This gives the public notice and it sounds like the public would be invited. ------------------------------ ...

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    Hello Newbie General Manager, Welcome. Yes a meet and greet would have to be on the agenda and if you do a Special Meeting you only have to provide 24 hour notice so that would work well for your meet ...

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    The problem with "Meet and Greets" is if they start discussing district business.  If there is no discussion of any district business, then it is exempt.  When the only meet and greet is among district ...