The Public’s right to know

It should be a given: Local governments have to tell the public what’s on the agenda for meetings and provide public records.

Yet like so many things in California, it can get very convoluted. While the core of the state’s open government laws is beyond dispute, there’s a fight over, what else, money – specifically, reimbursements from the state to local governments for the costs of some procedural mandates to make the laws work better.

The public’s right to know is getting caught in the crossfire.  Read more here …

Editorial: Public’s right to know is too basic to risk – Sacramento Bee