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A&A: School refuses to explain why principal fired behind closed doors

Q: An elementary school principal was forced to resigned after a closed session meeting with the school board. Board members say they CAN’T talk about the decision. I made a written request for the files. They say they don’t have to show me the file’s under government code 6250. I don’t believe that’s true. Most of the employees at the school agree with me, but cannot speak up. A: There seem to be a couple

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A&A: I ask for transparency; they ask me to resign

Q: I have concerns that my school District has violated the Brown Act.  When the school board made our interim Superintendent a permanent Superintendent without any public input because it wasn’t properly agendized. I am also concerned that a committee I serve on has been deemed a closed door confidential meeting per the Brown Act. I am an unpaid, parent volunteer on the committee and one of several stakeholders (parents, community, retired teacher, district employees

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Brown Act Primer: Access to Meetings

RESOURCES Access to Meetings Accessing Public Meetings: The Ralph M. Brown Act FAC Brown Act Primer Download FAC’s Brown Act Primer Table of Contents   California Brown Act Primer I. Introduction Note: This primer was created in 2006 The Ralph M. Brown Act (Government Code sections 54950-54963, referred to as the “Brown Act”) is intended to provide public access to meetings of California local government agencies. Its purpose is described in the Act: “The people

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Pasadena police review boards fall victim to conflict between transparency and privacy

Unable to resolve the conflict between police privacy rights mandated by the state and the requirements of California’s Brown Act, the state’s open meeting law, the Pasadena police chief suspended three police review boards. -db Pasadena Star-News October 20, 2010 By Brenda Gazzar PASADENA – Police Chief Phillip Sanchez suspended three police review panels after the city attorney said the boards can’t conform to both state open meeting rules and privacy laws that protect police

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A&A: Can I use information revealed in closed session, or is it privileged?

Q: I have been an adjunct prof at a local Junior College for 20 years. When a student  was prevented from passing out constitutions on Constitution Day, I publicly criticized the Administration. They retaliated by giving me a terrible teaching evaluation and by forbidding me to use my own writings in my classes. In response, I filed two whistle-blower complaints against the Community College District and several of its employees. Immediately, the District unlawfully retaliated by threatening

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Top Ten Brown Act FAQ from 2014 Legal Hotline Archive

Test your Brown Act expertise against the Legal Hotline attorneys’ answers You have a right to know and we have the Legal Hotline database of hundreds of Brown Act, CPRA, FOIA and free speech questions that were asked by you and answered by our first amendment attorneys. These questions are the most popular  answers to the most frequently asked questions on our website. Test your Brown Act expertise with these Top Ten ?’s or ask your own ? at

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61 Ops. Cal. Atty. Gen. 220 Brown Act Governs Police Board (1978)

Office of the Attorney General State of California 61 Ops. Cal. Atty. Gen. 220 Opinion No. CV 77-195 May 4, 1978 THE HONORABLE HOWARD L. BERMAN ASSEMBLYMAN FOR THE 43RD DISTRICT THE HONORABLE HOWARD L. BERMAN, ASSEMBLYMAN, FOR THE 43RD DISTRICT, has requested the opinion of this office on the following questions concerning a board of police commissioners established by charter in a chartered city which has the power and duty to control and manage

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71 Ops. Cal. Atty. Gen. 96 Brown Act Requires Open Meeting of Air Pollution Control District Board (1988)

Office of the Attorney General State of California 71 Ops. Cal. Atty. Gen. 96 Opinion No. 87-1205 March 24, 1988 THE CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD THE CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD has requested an opinion on the following questions: Does the Ralph M. Brown Act require the deliberations of a hearing board of an air pollution control district, after it has conducted a public hearing on a variance, order of abatement, or permit appeal, to be

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The Brown Act (text of the law updated 2013)

Resources Access to Meetings Text of The Ralph M. Brown Act Government Code Section 54950-54963   (Updated 2013) Visit the California Legislature website for the most current text. Access here. 54950. In enacting this chapter, the Legislature finds and declares that the public commissions, boards and councils and the other public agencies in this State exist to aid in the conduct of the people’s business. It is the intent of the law that their actions be

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The Bagley-Keene Act (text of the law updated 2012)

Government Code Section 11120-1113 (Updated version of the law through 2012) 11120. It is the public policy of this state that public agencies exist to aid in the conduct of the people’s business and the proceedings of public agencies be conducted openly so that the public may remain informed. In enacting this article the Legislature finds and declares that it is the intent of the law that actions of state agencies be taken openly and

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CA Sunshine Ordinance: Milpitas

Milpitas adopted their Sunshine Ordinance in 2005 ORDINANCE NO. 262.1 TITLE: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MILPITAS (1) repealing chapter 310 of the Municipal Code; (2) repealing chapter 320 of the Municipal Code; and (3) adding Chapter 310 to Title I of the Milpitas Municipal Code establishing regulations governing access to public meetings and public records, designating city employee salary information by title as a public record, regulating lobbyists’ activities

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62 OPS. Cal. Atty. Gen.150 Can Two Legislative Bodies and Their Counsels Meet in Executive Session to Discuss Litigation Settlement? (1979)

Office of the Attorney General State of California 62 Ops. Cal. Atty. Gen. 150 Opinion No. CV 78-103 April 10, 1979 THE HONORABLE STANLEY M. RODEN DISTRICT ATTORNEY SANTA BARABRA COUNTY THE HONORABLE STANLEY M. RODEN, DISTRICT ATTORNEY, SANTA BARABRA COUNTY, has requested an opinion on the following questions: 1. Is it a violation of the Ralph M. Brown Act for the full legislative bodies of a city and a water district, each accompanied by

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CA Sunshine Ordinances: San Francisco

Provisions of the Sunshine Ordinance – Section 67 Sec. 67.1 Findings And Purpose. The Board of Supervisors and the People of the City and County of San Francisco find and declare: (a) Government’s duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. (b) Elected officials, commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people’s business. The people do not cede to these

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