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Watts Up With That?

Strong headline, I know, but I didn’t believe this was true until I researched it myself. First some background; I once served as an elected official on my local school board. During orientation and virtually every annual CSBA meeting after that, along with numerous public meetings and letters to the editor where people constantly reminded us of the Brown Act, it loomed large as the most important law that we had to follow.

We were constantly reminded that if we did not follow the letter of the law and provide full and open access to all meetings (the exception being employee management) we would be guilty of breaking the open meeting law and subject to severe penalties. If our local school board in our small town ever tried to hold a closed-door meeting without the knowledge of the public, not only we would we be excoriated in the press and…

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About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

4 Responses to

  1. D. King says:

    Well, surprise!

    “CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION ARTICLE 1 DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
    SEC. 3. (a)…”
    “(b) (1) The people have the right of access to information concerning the conduct of the people’s business, and, therefore, the meetings of public bodies and the writings of public officials and agencies shall be open to public scrutiny.”

    http://oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/pdfs/consumers/article1.pdf

    No, no, no, you can’t hide.

    Hat tip : WUWT Roger Sowell says:
    July 14, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/07/14/california-air-resources-board-cap-and-trade-program-circumvents-state-open-meeting-laws-with-a-moonbeam-assist/#comments

  2. gjrebane says:

    CARB is a corrupt state agency that shows more and more of its true stripes daily. That is why some of us labeled it a rogue agency a couple of years back when it accepted forged science as the basis for public policy and its growing body of regulations. Its cadres of local leftwing acolytes are everywhere slinging its praises and filling the air with lies about all the benefits of AB32, none of which have come true.

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