Transparency During The Pandemic

Transparency During The Pandemic

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Covid-19 is not an Excuse

Don't Allow the Covid-19 Pandemic to Become an Excuse for Government Bodies to Take Major Action without Public Input!

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, some governmental agencies, including cities, counties, school districts, special districts, courts and the state of California are either reducing or completely suspending transparency rules.  We understand that governments have limited resources, and that the current crisis means their already thin resources are stretched even more thinly.  That said, public access to meetings and to information about government business is just as crucial in times of crisis as in any other time.

The League of Women Voters of California has provided important guidance for local Leagues regarding suspension of transparency rules by government bodies.  
  Read LWVC Guidance 

Also see:

  • Governor Gavin Newsom's comments on the Brown Act and the Bagley-Keene Act on pp. 4-5 of Executive Order-N-25-20 on March 12, 2020.
    Executive Order N-25-20 (PDF)
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