How Do You Get Meeting Minutes of Previous City Council Sessions?


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Check your city's official website to see if your city council posts meeting minutes from previous council meetings. Chesapeake, Virginia, as well as Chicago and Boston, are among the city's that post meeting minutes from previous meetings online. These minutes are often available as PDF documents, as require Adobe Reader.

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The city of Chesapeake keeps an online archive of previous city council meetings. The arrangement of the meetings is by date, and the list includes council meeting types, durations and links to individual agendas, meetings and videos. The meeting minutes documents are available in PDF format, and you can print them from the website. You can also search the archives with the website's search engine.

The city of Chicago post various documents for its city council meetings, including meeting details, notices, agendas, summaries and video recordings. A limited number of transcripts are also available. The list notes the committee that is holding each meeting.

The city of Boston arranges previous city council meetings by meeting dates, and provides meeting names and links to PDF files of most meeting's minutes. Videos and audio files of many of the meetings are also available. You can also arrange the list by meeting type.

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