Sample Affidavit Relating to the Closure of an Open Meeting
In general Georgia law requires that meetings by government be open to the public. A Georgia government body can only close a meeting to the public in a limited number of situations. This sample document is an affidavit, a sworn statement, to be signed by one or more of the people leading the meeting to explain (1) why the meeting was closed, and (2) what authority they had under Georgia law to close the meeting. It also contains provisions for the person to confirm that no additional business that the public would be entitled to witness was conducted during the closed session.