Board packets are distributed to board members prior to their meetings. They are prepared by management and contain the agenda for the meeting, backup materials for agenda items, draft minutes of prior meetings needing approval, a monthly financial report, delinquencies, member correspondence, etc.
Members who attend board meetings sometimes request a copy of the board packet so they can follow along during the meeting. The Open Meeting Act gives owners the right to attend open meetings and a copy of the meeting agendas but not to to board packets. A board packet is not a record nor is it subject to inspection under the Davis-Stirling Act. It is a packet of records that frequently contains confidential material.
Records in board packets which are subject to member inspection can be requested after the meeting. See "Records Subject to Inspection."
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