The Brown Act “Open Meetings Law”

This training introduces California public officials and employees to the various aspects of the Ralph M. Brown Act, which guarantees the public's right to attend and participate in governmental legislative bodies’ meetings. Topics covered include:

  • When it applies
  • Compliance requirements
  • Exceptions to the open meeting law 
  • Remedies for non-compliance
  • Hypotheticals and practical advice to help identify and avoid violations​

Training length: 1.5 hours

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