Open Meetings and Freedom of Information Act. The Open Meetings and Freedom of Information Acts are designed to expose to public scrutiny the way in which public bodies conduct business. The statutes have resulted in a dramatic change in the way public bodies have operated in the last thirty years and have led to many significant court decisions, opinions by the Michigan Attorney General and amendments by the legislature. Having an attorney who can give a timely answer to difficult questions about the application of the two statutes is critical to the efficient operation of your municipal entity. Having an attorney who can successfully defend a legal challenge brought under either statute is also in your best interest.