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Open Meeting Laws Forum

Tuesday, January 31, 2023, 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
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Climate Change Meeting
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Many new city, town and county officials have been elected.  How do we hold them accountable and how do we know what decisions they are making?  In this one hour webinar learn about how to access public meetings.

The presentation will focus on the Ralph M. Brown Act’s open-meeting requirements for local legislative bodies, including recent law changes that affect teleconferencing and decorum rules.

The session will cover: your right to give public comment and what restrictions government bodies can place on the public; what government business can be done behind closed doors; common complaints from members of the public about accessing and participating in meetings; and where First Amendment speech protections intersect with the government’s ability to manage proceedings.

Hosted by the League of Women Voters of California, the First Amendment Coalition's open-government experts will provide an in-depth presentation on your rights to access public meetings in California. The presentation will be 45 minutes, reserving 15 minutes at the end for questions.