Quote from the Washington State Office of the Attorney General:

“The Board of Directors is the “governing body” and therefore they are subject to the OPMA.  You may record their public meetings without needing to request permission.  RCW 42.30.040 prohibits conditions upon the attendance of public meetings.  http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=42.30.040.  My office has construed the prohibition of recording devices as a “condition” upon attendance.  You only need to ensure that your recording is not disruptive.  A member of the public may not reasonably object to privacy concerns since the meeting is public and open to all to attend.  Any objections should be ignored since the law clearly prohibits conditions to attendance.”

Can it get any clearer than that?

Source:   Washington State Office of the Attorney General Office

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