Open Meetings Law FAQ 5

Must a municipality comply with a written request from a citizen or organization to be sent notices of either some or all governmental meetings and agendas, or a written request to receive notice of all meetings and agendas concerning a particular subject matter?

No. Although sec. 19.84(1)(b) of Wisconsin's open meeting law requires that a governmental body provide notice of all meetings of a governmental body to all news media who have filed a written request for such notice, the statutes do not require that individual notice be provided to citizens or organizations who make such a request. A municipality may opt to comply with such a request, or may deny the request and inform the requester that notice is given to the public, pursuant to state law, by posting or publishing notice of a meeting at least twenty-four hours in advance of the meeting, and by such other notice as statutes pertaining to the subject matter may specifically require.