Open & Public V: A Guide to the Ralph M. Brown Act
Transparency and open government are the cornerstones of a strong democracy. Public access to information and the decision-making process gives citizens the information and insight needed to foster civic engagement and ensure accountability. The League of California Cities has long been committed to providing tools and resources that help mayors, council members, and city staff work effectively within a framework of openness and transparency as they address the needs of their communities. Open & Public V: A Guide to the Ralph M. Brown Act, originally published in 1989 by the Cal Cities City Attorneys Department Brown Act Committee, the publication is a necessary tool and practical guide for city officials, residents, and journalists.