Email Proves an Elusive Public Record

A sampling of cities’ email policies shows widespread
inconsistencies in retention rules. First Amendment advocates say
many cities are violating California’s Public Records Act.

Late Communications Reveal Gap in Brown Act

The Brown Act has nothing to say about so-called “late communications,” reports, correspondence or emails that come in too late to be included in the normal council meeting agenda packet. As Huntington Beach example shows, they can contain crucial information that the public doesn’t see.