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State Commission Finds that Brown Act’s “Serial Meeting” Prohibition May Impede Good Government

by on July 13, 2015

posted in Meetings,

Does the Brown Act sometimes get in the way of good government?  According to the Little Hoover Commission, a think-tank agency that studies the performance of state government, the answer is yes.  After comprehensively studying how the Brown Act regulates “serial meetings”—discussions that occur among more than two council or board members outside of a noticed public meeting—the Commission has published a report that finds that Act’s serial-meeting provisions may be impeding effective decision-making. The Commission’s findings are interesting and, in this author’s opinion, probably ... Continue Reading

tags: Brown Act, Little Hoover Commission, Report, Serial Meetings, Wolfe v City of Fremont,