Attorney General's Office: All Meetings Shall Be Open To The Public To View & Attend
I contacted the Attorney General’s office in the Sunshine Law division about people being prevented from attending the meeting on Tuesday because of room capacity. The answer came back that all public meetings must allow all the public to view and attend the public meeting.
The sign on the outside door of the chamber read:
RE: Occupancy Limit in Council Chambers
Seating Capacity For Audience Area: 61
Platform Capacity: 10-12
Telecommunications technician: 1
Standing inside Council Chambers is only allowed by City Officials
In accordance to [building code] the occupancy limit is 75.
The AG’s office asked that I file an official complaint so that they can investigate, below is my complaint: