By Katy Grimes | Cal Watchdog
But that’s not always the way the system works. Whether it’s deliberate or not, interested members of the public aren’t always heard prior to a legislative body’s vote on an item.
A bill to remedy this by changing the open meetings act was passed 6-0 by the Assembly Local Government Committee on Wednesday and is headed to the Assembly floor for a vote. The measure would expand the grounds under which a district attorney or any interested party could seek to have a government action declared null and void because of a failure to provide adequate public testimony or other input. It also provides for tougher penalties against public officials who block public participation.
at Cal Watchdog.
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