FRAMINGHAM, MA - In an effort to skirt the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law, (MG.L. Ch. 30A, Sec. 18-25), the Framingham Board of Selectman have decided to hold two sessions of a meeting with an out-of-town developer, where two Selectmen will first meet with representatives of the Nobscot Shopping Center, and then two more Selectmen will meet with the same party for the same purpose.
Selectmen are specifically working around the intent of the very definition of when a meeting with government officials should be open.
Section 18 (a) of the Open Meeting Law defines, "a session of a town meeting convened under section 9 of chapter 39 which would include the attendance by a quorum of a public body at any such session."