Inslee issues proclamation addressing public DNR meetings

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Gov. Jay Inslee issued a proclamation today related to public Department of Natural Resources meetings that occur during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The proclamation is as follows:

Department of Natural Resources – In-Person Meetings (20-71):

This proclamation waives the in-person meeting requirements for DNR. These statutes are located in DNR’s statutes, not within the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA). The waiver here is identical to the waiver in the OPMA proclamation, which waives open in-person meeting requirements though guarantees public access to observe agency proceedings through, at a minimum, telephonic access (“attendance”).

Read the full proclamation here.

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