OCapitoln October 9, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 331, the Civic Reporting Openness in Negotiations Efficiency Act (CRONEY bill), into law.  The CRONEY bill, effective January 1, 2016, applies to cities, counties, and special districts that have adopted a “Civic Openness In Negotiations” (COIN) or a similar type of ordinance.

In recent years,