The Brown Act: California’s Open Government Law

Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018   3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

The Brown Act is California's "sunshine law" and requires local government agencies to conduct the people's business in an open and public manner. Those seeking to understand the workings of a city, county or other local government agency in California -- and those interested in providing input – will learn what rights they have under the Brown Act to receive notice, obtain copies of materials and address the agency.

Class covers:

  • Which government agencies must comply
  • What notice must be provided before conducting a meeting or taking action
  • When agendas must be posted and what they should contain
  • When and how the public is allowed to attend, speak or record
  • When an agency can go into closed session
  • How the Brown Act is enforced

Presented by:
Sandra Levin, Executive Director, LA Law Library (http://www.lalawlibrary.org/)

LA Law Library does not provide legal advice:
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