The issue: Brown signs measure giving some teeth to the state’s open meetings law
Gov. Jerry Brown and the state Legislature have sent a strong message to local government: Don’t cheat the system, and if you do, prepare to be held accountable.
At issue was enforcement of the state’s open meetings law, the Ralph M. Brown Act.
A NEW LAW related to the Brown Act overturns an appellate court’s decision in a case from Tulare County in which the court ruled that existing law does not provide a remedy for past violations by a local agency.