These are short-format pieces designed to convey information
quickly to busy local officials.
Some are downloadable, others are viewable online but designed to
This handy pamphlet provides a plain-language
explanation of what decision-makers need to know about
California’s transparency laws (the Brown Act and the Public
Wouldn’t it be nice if people knew about the rules that apply to
public servants before they assume local office?
As important as ballot measures are in the creation of public
policy in California, public officials face important
restrictions and requirements on what may be done with public
resources relating to ballot measure activities.
This four-page pamphlet summarizes the kinds of
issues and financial interests that ought to trigger a
conversation with one’s agency counsel about what the law