A person may be both a member of the public and a member of a public agency. If a member of a public body attends a subcommittee meeting of that body in a private capacity, his or her presence does not thereby convene a quorum. Montana's open meeting statutes are only triggered when a quorum of public officials are present in their official capacity.
Samir Faerevik Aarab,
The Boulder Monitor v. Jefferson High School District No. 1, 2014 MT 5,
0 Mont. L. Rev.
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