As the New Year approaches, local governments and public agencies in California need to be aware of some important changes to the California Public Records Act and the Brown Act.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed California Assembly Bill 2449 (AB 2449) into law last month. Effective January 1, 2023, AB 2449 makes several changes to the Ralph M. Brown Act (Brown Act) regarding remote participation in public meetings.
One of the bills also prevents local governments from banning medical marijuana deliveries.
A bill that would have allowed supervised consumption of narcotics at sites in three California cities was vetoed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday.
Local governments and school boards will have clearer guidelines for when and how to remove disruptive individuals from public meetings under a bill passed by the Legislature on Monday.
The governor signed the SB 357 on a cautionary note, stating his administration would be monitoring crime and prosecution trends for "possible unintended consequences."
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SB 1186 is opposed by the League of California Cities, the California State Association of Counties and Rural County Representatives of California.
Sacramento-area lawmakers have introduced a bill that would allow removal of homeless encampments at designated “special parklands” like Sacramento’s American River Parkway.