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Brown Act At Risk

Original post made by Wrecking Ball, another community, on Feb 15, 2011

KTVU (Channel 2) has a story about how the Brown Act is at risk due to State Budget Cuts. Reaffirms the low priority nature of the law.

Interesting reading:

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Posted by Doh!
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Feb 15, 2011 at 9:45 pm

It's pretty straightforward:
Stupid law = low priority

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Posted by Ed
a resident of Atherton: other
on Feb 15, 2011 at 11:40 pm

A law that protects your cicil right to participate, to be informed, and meant to protect the citizens from abuse of government process is stupid?
Well! I will at least agree that it was certainly wasted on you.
P.S. Lean how to spell "duh" correctly if you're going to be this dumb.

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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Feb 16, 2011 at 8:00 am

It is important to note that this proposed State budget action would NOT change the fundamental requirements of the Brown ACT. At most it might permit some local governments who wish to keep their citizens in the dark from publicly posting their agendas but claiming the cost of doing so was an unfunded State mandate. All of the other elements of the Brown Act would remain in full force.

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Posted by None
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Feb 16, 2011 at 8:29 am

Keep up the good work, Peter!

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Posted by Not so dumb
a resident of another community
on Feb 22, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Dear Ed:

The exclamation "Doh!" was made popular in the television cartoon show The Simpsons. The poster named "Doh!" spelled it correctly.

Perhaps you should update your slang dictionary?

And, reasonable and intelligent people can disagree on the value of some aspects of The Brown Act.

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