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Tulare County supervisors rescind secret pay raise after newspaper expose

A secret decision last September by the Tulare County Board of Supervisors to raise its own pay generated angry public reaction after it was revealed in January. This week the board reversed itself, the Visalia Times-Delta reported. – DR Board of Supervisors rescinds raises Supervisors vote to make pay-increase process more public BY VALERIE GIBBONS • • February 11, 2009 Tulare County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to rescind its controversial 4.56 percent

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Update on open-government legislative proposals in Sacramento

AB 1978 AB 1978, a Bill that would have closed public access to ‘basemap’ data for Geographic Information Systems (GIS), put forth by Assemblymember Jose Solorio, was dropped after opposition from the GIS/GeoData and freedom of information communities. GIS “basemap” data is used to create the base layer for all local computer mapping. The bill sought to exempt from the Public Records Act, which requires all government data to be available to the public, “metadata,

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