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Monday Morning Quarterbacking the CPRA Debate

There is a great deal of angst among the press regarding a provision in AB 76, a budget trailer bill that establishes certain procedural activities associated with the California Public Records Act (CPRA) as “best practices” and require a local agency that determines that it will not follow these practices to make a public announcement [...]

Brown Act Axed (Reimbursements, Not Requirements)

Yesterday, the Budget Conference Committee approved an LAO proposal that will effectively end mandate reimbursements for the Brown Act. Counties can now largely write their own plans for opening themselves up to public scrutiny.

Three Things the Legislature and the Governor Can Do About Mandates

Just mention the word “mandates” to a local official and you’re likely to get a strong response. CSAC offers three ideas for the Legislature and the Governor to end the mandate madness.