On June 15, 2021, the State of California took a step towards returning to some normalcy when it officially reopened for business after over a year of restrictions and closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In doing so, the state announced it would be easing, for vaccinated individuals, some of the restrictions set in place

Taking Notes.jpgThis guest post was authored by Meredith Karasch

Buried within the State’s 2012-2013 budget, is a new provision that may have the effect of suspending portions of the Brown Act.  In an effort to reduce expenditures, the budget suspends reimbursement to local agencies for costs of posting agendas.  Under Government Code section 17581, the