In light of the recent outrage over the Moreno Valley City Council’s alleged violation of the Brown Act and the lack of transparency that led to the infamous City of Bell scandal, it might be worth brushing up on open meeting laws.

While the State Attorney General’s Office has made available an official guide to Brown Act compliance, the Institute for Local Government (ILG) has taken it a step further.

Below you will find a Readers’ Digest version of California’s open government laws. It is of substantial value to both busy elected officials on the go as well as well as the casual political observer who seeks a better understanding of how our local government system operates.

The handy guide can be viewed here or below:



Originally posted at the Institute for Local Government.