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A&A: FOIA request California State Parks internal investigation

Q: Last summer the nonprofit on whose behalf I am writing alleged that California State Parks had misappropriated $45,000 of restricted grant money. In October, State Parks conducted an internal investigation that exonerated the agency. State Parks has refused to release the investigator’s report, citing personnel issues. Can you advise us on how to file a FOIA request to get the report? A: I am sorry that your nonprofit is having trouble getting hold of

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A&A: Brown Act violation involving resignations

Q: During a Community Service District meeting in Sept., the board president read a resignation statement effective Dec. 31, however the statement was never made available to the public. At the end of December meeting, the board president announced that he was rescinding his resignation, but did so without obtaining board approval. Under the Brown Act, does the board have to approve his reinstatement? [su_button url=”https://firstamendmentcoalition.org/legal-hotline” target=”blank” style=”flat” background=”#74f60e” color=”#0b0707″ size=”5″ wide=”yes” center=”yes” radius=”0″ desc=”Click

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A&A: Accessing university’s decision making on promotions and tenure

Q:  I’m working on a book on the discovery of AIDS. The discoverer was denied support for his promotion and tenure by his department’s promotion and tenure committee. I wish to obtain all documents related to this decision. Two questions: 1. Can I obtain them using FOIA? 2. Do I address the FOIA to the University’s department of medicine? the Regents of the CA university system? Or whom? Thanks. How long should I wait for a

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A&A: School Superintendent Goals: Public or Private?

Q: School Superintendent Goals: Public or Private? Under the Brown Act, does a school board have the obligation to disclose the goals they set for the district superintendent of schools? Similarly, do they have the obligation to disclose the evaluation criteria for the superintendent of schools? The evaluation criteria for teachers is in the public record, so why not the same for the superintendent? A: The Brown Act governs public access to meetings and provides

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A&A: Is gender of foster care staff public information?

Q: We are investigating sexual abuse in a foster care shelter. We requested the gender for two staff members because they have ambiguous names. The county asserted that Section 6254(c), the personnel records exceptions applies. Staffing decisions at the facility are made based on gender (male staff members are not supposed to oversee female resident’s baths), which makes their gender material to their employment. The county attorney has been unwilling in the past to address our responses

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