Cities in Contra Costa County balk at Grand Jury findings and recommendations to improve transparency of municipal and county records and spending
Terry Franke of Californians Aware, an organization that advocates for public rights to government information, has identified troubling changes to the California Public Records Act (CPRA) contained in Governor Brown’s 2013/14 budget proposal. Brown proposes to eliminate the CPRA mandate by halting state reimbursement to local agencies for the costs of compliance.
In a move that surprised attendees at last week’s MDHCD Board meeting, long time chairperson Grace Ellis, admitted that she had violated Brown Act open meeting laws last year. She noted her failure to schedule a discussion of dissolution after two of the then-3-member-Board more than once asked for the matter to be placed on […]
The Board of Supervisors uses the Consent Calendar to pass a lot of business that normally does not require any debate or comment. But today it borders on violation of the Brown Act as they conceal an action to support continued government eminent domain abuse (Prop 99) under the carpet of the consent calendar.