Guidance for Remote Meetings after the Public Health Emergency

This document provides guidance regarding best practices for conducting electronic meetings after expiration of the public health emergency (“PHE”) for coronavirus (COVID-19).

STAR BOARD OMA Advisory Opinion

On February 9, 2023, the Office of Open Government (“OOG”) received an Open Meetings Act (“OMA”)  complaint, #OOG-2023-0012-M (“Complaint”), that alleged the Stabilization & Reform Board of Com

FOIA Advice Concerning Proactive Release of Public Comments

A D.C. government agency contacted the Office of Open Government (OOG) for legal advice concerning its obligation to post public comments the agency receives on its website.

BEGA Organizational Chart

ABRA Advisory Opinion - Justification for Closed Meeting - #OOG-2022-0005-M

The Director of Open Government issued an Open Meetings Act Advisory Opinion, on February 17, 2023, where she found that the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC Board) provided the public with im

BEGA Best Practices Report 2022

BEGA has released its 2022 Best Practices Report (Report).

FOIA Training for the Office of Unified Communications

Director Niquelle Allen facilitated "Understanding the FOIA Process" for the Office of Unified Communications. The webinar instructed on the lifecycle of a FOIA request.

ANC Open Meetings Act Dismissal

The Director of Open Government ("Director") dismissed this Open Meetings Act Complaint because the issues complained of were not within the Director's jurisdiction.

Public Charter School Boards of Trustees OMA Training

OOG presented a series of webinars to train Public Charter School Boards of Trustees and their staff on the D.C. Open Meetings Act requirements. November 17, 2022 Webinars:

Coolidge LSAT AO 11/14/22

Advisory Opinion finding violations by the Calvin Coolidge High School LSAT of  OMA "Notice of meetings" and "Records of meetings" provisions.