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Atherton Town Council, IPads and the Brown Act
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on Jul 14, 2012
It appears that the Atherton Town Council will shortly begin using town purchased IPads for town business. As is happening in many council chambers various electronic devices have been introduced to save paper and make communication more efficient etc. While outwardly a good idea the use by council members has caused concerns of Brown Act violations particularily when used during public council meetings and to communicate on matters which should be in public view and not prohibitedby the Brown Act.
Here is an excellent discussion of various viewpoints from Petaluma. Obviously the Atherton Council will have to develop a policy as other communities have done.