The Georgia First Amendment Foundation receives plenty of queries from Georgians who want to know more about how their local and state governments are using the power entrusted to them by the people. Those questions are the basis for our open government FAQs, created in partnership with the University of Georgia School of Law’s First Amendment Clinic.
Go to the FAQs for answers to these questions and more:
- Which records are considered public under the Georgia Open Records Act?
- Are students’ school records open to the public?
- Does the Georgia Open Meetings Act require local governments to allow public comment during meetings?
- What is an executive session and when can it be used in a public meeting?
- Can an elected official block me from seeing or commenting on their Facebook page?
We’re grateful to UGA law students Austin Albertson, Paige Medley and Kyle Renner for researching and writing the FAQs and for presenting them in a recorded webinar.
Want to dig deeper into your right to know? Use these resources:
- The Red Book—Georgia’s Sunshine Laws: A Guide to Open Government in Georgia
- The Blue Book—Georgia Law Enforcement and the Open Records Act
- The Yellow Book—A Guide to Court Access in Georgia
Stay up to date on open government news by following GFAF on Twitter and Facebook.