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A&A: Does the Brown Act allow closed session negotiations for all public school contracts?

Q: Does the Brown Act allow a publicly elected school board to hold closed session discussion under Government Code 54957 (Public Employee Appointment/Employment) and 54957.6 (Labor Negotiations) regarding the appointment and pay structure of a Director of Curriculum to the position of Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services. Both positions are administrative positions that report directly to the Superintendent of the District and do not report to, or have direct supervision by the board. The pay is set

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A&A: Written public comment not read as promised before City Council vote taken

Q: I submitted a written public comments to an agenda item because I could not attend a Special Meeting of the City Council. The City Clerk acknowledged that they had been received and would be read into the record during public comment time period for the specific item. This did not happen and the vote was taken on the item. After the vote was taken the City Clerk stated that she had forgotten to read the submitted

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A&A: Could this act of intimidation be a Brown Act violation?

Q: I attended the board meeting of the Waterworks District. During the meeting an agenda item came up for two job descriptions relating to the person who currently holds those positions. There were comments made by an ex-board member and another member of the public concerning this problem. One board member in particular had a very abrasive response to these comments. To break the dialogue, she asked for a 10-minute recess. At this point she pulled her phone out and called

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A&A: Closed door assesor appointment – possible Brown Act violation

Q: I believe an individual was appointed County assessor unfairly through an exchange wherein the newly appointed assessor promised the supervisor board he would not run for mayor. I am seeking record of this agreement; I believe it could be in violation of the Brown Act, please advise. A: The Brown Act serves to facilitate public participation in all phases of local government, and prohibits “serial meetings” and communications amongst a majority of the members

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A&A: Inaccurate agenda information at County Board meeting

Q: Is it a Brown Act violation to intentionally provide false information on the agenda, agenda description, or supporting documents provided with the agenda for a County Board meeting? A: As you appear to be aware, the Brown Act requires legislative bodies to post an agenda for all meetings.  “At least 72 hours before a regular meeting, the legislative body of the local agency, or its designee, shall post an agenda containing a brief general

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