Transparency

Overview

Transparency Laws

In California, a number of laws enable the public and the media to obtain information about public official activities and the decision-making process.

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Understanding Transparency Laws

This piece explains California ethics laws relating to public agency transparency.

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Supplemental Answers to Questions Posed at the Brown Act Webinar
From the Brown Act Webinar: Keeping Clerks Ahead of the Curve

On June 10, 2013, the Institute presented the Brown Act Webinar: Keeping Clerks Ahead of the Curve. We received many questions during the webinar that we were unable to respond to due to time constraints.

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What Is Open Government?

A consortium of nonprofit organizations offers some thoughts in the context of their charge to evaluate the federal government’s open government efforts.

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Gifts: When Someone Does Something Nice For You

In general, the public is skeptical about people trying to curry favor with public officials through gift-giving.

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