TO: Municipal Attorneys

FROM: Kraig Conn, General Counsel
FROM: Rebecca O’Hara, Deputy General Counsel

SUBJ: Executive Order on Local Government Public Meetings Extended

DATE: May 11, 2020

On May 8, Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-114, which extends Executive Order 20-52 for 60 days (or to July 7). Executive Order 20-69 on local government public meetings provides that it shall expire upon the expiration of EO 20-52, including any extensions. Therefore, since EO 20-114 extends EO 20-52 for 60 days, EO 20-69 (executive order relating to local government public meetings) is also extended for 60 days (or to July 7). Thus, unless the Governor issues some other conflicting order, the statutory requirements to have an in person quorum or to meet at a specified public place are suspended, and local government bodies can continue to hold meetings using communications media technology through July 7.