Terry Francke, the General Counsel for Cal Aware writes about Sunshine Week, an annual national celebration of America’s popular access to government records and information. Francke outlines how people can take action to make their communities more open, offering ten ways you can advance your rights to know, speak, write and publish about issues that matter—where you live.
Government emails and text messages about enforcement of Orange County’s campaign finance laws will be destroyed two years after they’re sent or received, under a policy county supervisors approved Tuesday.
Orange County supervisors were planning to privately discuss Tuesday whether to explore using county-owned land for a veterans cemetery, but changed their agenda after Voice of OC questioned its legality.
The 24-page opinion in the case of the City of San Jose vs. the Superior Court (Smith) also said “…there is no indication the Legislature meant to allow public officials to shield communications about official business simply by directing them through personal accounts.“