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A&A: Grounds for Cease & Desist under the Brown Act

Q: Last June, my local City Council approved a $120,000 contract to a lobbying firm to work on a pending piece of legislation. The approval was in closed session and labeled as “Pending Litigation.”  Under the Brown Act, do I have legal grounds to pursue a Cease & Desist order? [su_button url=”https://firstamendmentcoalition.org/legal-hotline” target=”blank” style=”flat” background=”#7da1fa” color=”#0b0707″ size=”5″ wide=”yes” center=”yes” radius=”0″ desc=”Click Here!” class=”div { font-size:x-small; }”]Have a Brown Act question? Ask FAC’s free Legal Hotline for

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A&A: State appointed School District Trustee violating Brown Act, CPRA

Q:  In October 2012 the State took over the school district and our School Board lost its authority. A State Trustee was appointed and he acts as the School Board. Our group has been monitoring the administration of the school district since April 2013. Since then we have observed numerous violations of the legislation authorizing the takeover of the school district SB 533, the California Education Code, the Public Contracts Code, the California Public Records

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Brown Act roundup: Reporter who inspired open meeting act dies

The intrepid political reporter whose work led to the passage of California’s open meeting law has died. He was 92. In his first year with the San Francisco Chronicle, Walter Harris found himself thrown out of meetings of local agencies that should have been open to the public and media. He wrote a 10-part series, “Your Secret Government” that resulted in the Open Meetings law of 1953, written by Assemblyman Ralph M. Brown. Asked for

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A&A: Is it a Brown Act violation to move item from closed to open session?

Q: I believe the City Council  violated the Brown Act at a recent meeting when councilmembers voted 5-0 to move a closed-session item, described only with the name of an individual to the Regular Agenda. Can you tell me if it was proper for the City Council to move a closed-session item to the Regular Agenda during the Open Meeting without proper notice that it would be discussed in open session? A: If the City Council moved

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A&A: School district denies Brown Act violation. What next?

Q: Thank you for your helpful website. I used your Cure & Correct demand template to submit a Cure & Correct letter to the Board of Trustees and the attorney representing our school district. My letter was sent on April 10, 2013, and it referenced several Brown Act violations related to a School Board meeting on March 12, 2013 where the decision was made to release me from my position without cause. The attorney responded

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