Opinion Letter No. 07-06
April 13, 2007
Sufficiency of Agenda
Requester sought an advisory opinion on whether the
Maui County Salary Commission provided sufficient notice under the
Sunshine Law to allow its action to approve proposed salaries for
certain Maui County officers set forth in the Commission's revised
comprehensive salary model. The specific question presented was
whether the Commission could properly take action on an agenda item
listed where the Agenda did not expressly indicate that a decision
would be made on that item or the nature of the decision.
OIP found that the Commission's agenda provided sufficient
notice of the subject matter of the item to allow the Commission's
action to approve an issue arising directly under the item listed.
An agenda must provide notice of the matters that
the Commission intends to consider at its meeting by listing the
matters with enough detail to reasonably allow the public to understand
the subject of the matter to be considered. The agenda does not
need to specifically notice that a decision may be made on an item
or the exact nature of that decision as long as it reasonably arises
under the subject matter listed.