WASHINGTON -- Bowing to pressure from market participants, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board is expected to change its nearly 20-year-old closed-door meeting policy and open at least some of its deliberations to public view, a source close to the board said yesterday.

The board is considering at a meeting now underway in California whether to partially open at least one of its four quarterly meetings each year and whether to publish its agenda before meetings, the source said.

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