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State Constitution Now Requires Local Agencies to Follow Brown and Public Records Acts - Whether or Not State Reimburses...

Voters Pass Proposition 42 and Create a Constitutional Amendment - California voters just approved Proposition 42, a state constitutional amendment to eliminate the requirement that the state reimburse costs incurred...more

6/11/2014 - Compliance Constitutional Amendment Proposition 42 Public Records Public Records Act Ralph M. Brown Act

And the Survey Said… Let There be Sunshine!

The people of California are clamoring for more – more sunshine and transparency. It is the mantra being heard across the state. Next month, Californians will vote on Proposition 42 and whether to amend the California...more

5/14/2014 - Legislative Process Pending Legislation Proposition 42 Public Comment Public Records Act Ralph M. Brown Act Transparency

When are Individuals Providing Services Considered Consultants for Disclosure Purposes?

FPPC Advises When Administrative Consultants Make Governmental Decisions, or Serve in a Staff Capacity and Participate in Governmental Decisions - A recent advice letter by the Fair Political Practices Commission...more

1/6/2014 - Consultants Disclosure Requirements

New Laws Affecting Public Agencies in California

A Recap of BB&K Legal Alerts & Articles - During the 2013 legislative session, Gov. Brown signed into law new legislation affecting California public agencies, most of which will go into effect in less than six weeks....more

11/26/2013 - Contractors Public Entities Subcontractors

FPPC to Establish Electronic Filing and Public Disclosure System for Statements of Economic Interests

Online Database will be Accessible by the Public with Minimal Redaction - Assembly Bill 409, signed by Governor Brown last week, authorizes the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) to establish a...more


FPPC Continues Regulation Revision Project - Amendments Delayed Pending Other Conflict of Interest Regulation Revisions

The Fair Political Practices Commission last week amended California Code of Regulations section 18700. This amendment restructured the conflict of interest analysis by providing definitions and consolidating the analysis...more

5/3/2013 - Conflicts of Interest Fair Political Practices Commission

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