County Supervisors: Decisions Behind Closed Doors

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With 10 million constituents and a 15 billion-dollar budget, LA County's five supervisors run one of America's biggest public agencies. But they only meet in public once a week and, according to the LA Times, make 90 percent of the their decisions without public debate. Richard McKee, President of the California First Amendment Coalition, a nonprofit that promotes the people's right to know, voices concern that the Board is violating the Brown Act which strictly limits the content of closed-door meetings. Then, while expressing a desire to increase access to public information, Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky defends the Board's actions and convocation of public hearings.
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Brown Act

California First Amendment Coalition

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

Etz Hayim

United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism



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