Senate BillNo. 331


Introduced by Senator Mendoza

February 23, 2015


An act relating to local government.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

SB 331, as introduced, Mendoza. Local government: transparency.

The California Public Records Act requires that the public records of a local agency be open to inspection and provides that every person has a right to inspect any public record, except as specified. The Ralph M. Brown Act requires that all meetings of a legislative body, as defined, of a local agency be open and public and all persons permitted to attend unless a closed session is authorized.

This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would increase transparency in local government.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1.  

It is the intent of the Legislature to enact
2legislation that would increase transparency in local government.



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