California: Too quick may mean open meeting violation by Sacramento City Council

The Sacramento City Council may have violated the Brown Act, California’s open meeting law, when it quickly adopted a plan for Sacramento redistricting  at its August 9 meeting, writes Melissa Corker for the Sacramento Press.

Corker says the council suddenly presented a new map for redistricting after months of work by a citizens’ advisory committee and passed it with a 6-3 vote, prompting speculation about whether a majority of the council had met behind closed doors to agree on the map. -db

From a commentary in the Sacramento Press, August 18, 2011, by Melissa Corker.

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