Does the Open Meeting law apply to city or village committees created by a city council or village board?
Yes. The Open Meeting law applies to governmental bodies and
"governmental body" is defined to include a "state or local agency,
board, commission, committee, council, department or public body
corporate and politic created by constitution, statute, ordinance, rule
or order . . . or a formally constituted subunit of such body." Wis.
Stat. Sec. 19.82(1). Thus, city or village committees created by a city
council or village board pursuant to a city or village ordinance, rule
or order are subject to all Open Meeting law requirements.