What is the Brown Act?FLAS2021-06-25T16:33:09+00:00
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Q: “What is the Brown Act?”
The Brown Act, passed in 1953, guarantees the public’s right to attend and participate in meetings of local legislative bodies. The act was passed after numerous public concerns arose regarding informal and undisclosed meetings held by local elected officials. The Brown Act serves to increase public awareness and agency in local proceedings.