AG Opinions

AG Opinion: What items may be discussed under the real-estate exception? No. 10-206 (12- 27-11)

Question: What items may be discussed under the real-estate-negotiations exception to the open meeting requirements of the Ralph M. Brown Act—an exception which states that the legislative body of a local governmental agency may meet in closed session with its real estate negotiator “to grant authority to its negotiator regarding the price and terms of […]

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AG Opinion #01_401_02

OPINION of BILL LOCKYER, Attorney General; MARJORIE E. COX, Deputy Attorney General No. 01-401 Office of the Attorney General of the State of California Filed March 14, 2002 THE HONORABLE TONY STRICKLAND, MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY, has requested an opinion on the following questions: Do the open meeting requirements of the Ralph M. Brown […]

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AG Opinion #02-406 Media Cannot Attend a child’s individualized education program meeting even if their attendance has the consent of the parents (2002)

August 26, 2002 [Attorney General’s Opinion #02-406] THE HONORABLE RICHARD G. POLANCO, MEMBER OF THE STATE SENATE, has requested an opinion on the following question: May members of the news media attend a child’s individualized education program meeting as observers if their attendance has the consent of the parents? CONCLUSION Members of the news media […]

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AG Opinion #00-906 Officials Must Not Use E-mail to Conduct Government Business (2001)

TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE OFFICIAL REPORTS OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL State of California BILL LOCKYER Attorney General OPINION of BILL LOCKYER Attorney General CLAYTON P. ROCHE Deputy Attorney General No. 00-906 February 20, 2001 [00-906] THE HONORABLE WESLEY CHESBRO, MEMBER OF THE STATE SENATE, has requested an opinion on the following question: May […]

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AG Opinion #01-307 Teachers Can Wear Political Buttons at Back-to-School Night(2001)

TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE OFFICIAL REPORTS OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL State of California BILL LOCKYER Attorney General OPINION of BILL LOCKYER Attorney General ANTHONY S. Da VIGO Deputy Attorney General : No. 01-307 July 12, 2001 THE HONORABLE JACK SCOTT, MEMBER OF THE STATE SENATE, has requested an opinion on the following question: […]

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AG Opinion #98-211 School Dissemination of Sex Offender Information (1999)

BILL LOCKYER, Attorney General; CLAYTON P. ROCHE, Deputy Attorney General No. 98-211 Office of the Attorney General of the State of California March 1, 1999 THE HONORABLE WESLEY CHESBRO, MEMBER OF THE CALIFORNIA STATE SENATE, has requested an opinion on the following questions: 1.Does a school district have a duty to disclose information received from […]

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AG Opinion #97-1207 Participation by elected officials in committee meetings when they aren’t members (1998)

ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OPINION  97-1207 April 29, 1998 THE HONORABLE QUENTIN L. KOPP, MEMBER OF THE CALIFORNIA STATE SENATE, has requested an opinion on the following questions: 1. May members of the legislative body of a local public agency ask questions or make statements while attending a meeting of a standing committee of the legislative body […]

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AG Opinion #97-1005 Campaigning in Multiple Dwelling Complexes (1998)

AG Opinion No. 97-1005 Free Speech: Campaigning in Multiple Dwelling Complexes OPINION of DANIEL E. LUNGREN, Attorney General; GREGORY L. GONOT, Deputy Attorney General In the Office of the Attorney General of the State of California filed February 13, 1998, the honorable Dick Ackerman, member of the California State Assembly, has requested an opinion on the […]

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AG Opinion #97-414 Closed Session for Advisory Committee on Personnel (1997)

AG Opinion No. 97-414 Brown Act: Closed Session for Advisory Committee on Personnel OPINION of DANIEL E. LUNGREN, Attorney General; ANTHONY DaVIGO, Deputy Attorney General In the Office of the Attorney General of the State of California filed November 10, 1997, the Honorable Mike Thompson, member of the California State Senate, has requested an opinion […]

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AG Opinion #99-301 Disclosure of County Officer’s Personal Tax Lien Details (1999)

OPINION of BILL LOCKYER, Attorney General; Anthony M. Summers , Deputy Attorney General No. 99-301 In the Office of the Attorney General of the State of California Filed August 6, 1999 THE HONORABLE H. PETER KLEIN, COUNTY COUNSEL OF MENDOCINO COUNTY, has requested an opinion on the following question: Is a county auditor-controller prohibited from […]

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