Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
It is the public policy of this state that all persons, except those incarcerated in state or local correctional facilities, are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts of those who represent them as public officials and public employees, consistent with this act. The City of Wyandotte, along with the State of Michigan, believes that the people shall be informed so that they may fully participate in the democratic process.
The City of Wyandotte is in compliance with all FOIA laws and regulations. To learn more about the Freedom of Information Act (Act 442 of 1976), please click here. New changes to the Michigan’s “Sunshine Act” were effective beginning July 1, 2015. To read a summary of these changes, please click here.
Open Meetings Act (OMA)
The basic intent of this act is to strengthen the right of all Michigan citizens to know what goes on in government by requiring public bodies to conduct nearly all business at open meetings. Unless there is a specific statutory exception, all meetings of a public body shall be open to the public. In addition, all decisions of a public body shall be made at a meeting open to the public and all deliberations of a public body constituting a quorum of its members shall take place at a meeting open to the public, except for closed sessions. To learn more about the Open Meetings Act, please click here.