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Lodi, Galt city councils will continue to follow open meeting law

State of California says it suspended the Brown Act in attempt to save money

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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 5:52 am, Thu Aug 16, 2012.

Even though the state of California has suspended parts of a law requiring cities to post agendas 72 hours before a meeting, both the Lodi and Galt city councils have agreed they will continue doing so in the name of transparency.

The Lodi City Council voted unanimously on a resolution Wednesday night saying they still plan to follow the Brown Act during the next three years although parts of the law are on hold.

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2 comments:

  • Marc Yates posted at 7:35 am on Thu, Aug 16, 2012.

    MWYates Posts: 22

    "It's important that citizens and members of the state of California let their representatives know what backwards thinking eliminating the Brown Act does to transparency. It's tragic," she said.

    Oh, I see. You need to complain to the same Democrat legislature who came up with this secrecy that you want them to be more open. Ya, that's the ticket.

    Let's just vote them out.

     
  • Josh Morgan posted at 6:48 am on Thu, Aug 16, 2012.

    Josh Morgan Posts: 538

    Why in the world would the State be reimbursing cities for these requirements in the first place? What costs coulld possibly be incurred for posting agendas in advance? I'm confused!

     
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