In California, a number of laws enable the public and the media to obtain information about public official activities and the decision-making process.
This ILG webinar (held June 10, 2013) focuses on the nuts and bolts of the Brown Act and its implications for staff members supporting elected officials and boards and commission members.
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.
This piece explains California ethics laws relating to public agency transparency.
A consortium of nonprofit organizations offers some thoughts in the context of their charge to evaluate the federal government’s open government efforts.
In general, the public is skeptical about people trying to curry favor with public officials through gift-giving.