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 [...]
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.
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.