League of Women Voters to talk about Brown Act – March 18, Chico Women’s Center

7 Mar
Found this notice in the Enterprise Record:

League of Women Voters of Butte County will host “Shine a Light on Government: Brown Bag It to the Brown Act” on March 18. It will be noon to 1:30 p.m. at Chico Women’s Club, 592 E. Third St.  Those attending may bring a bag lunch. The public may attend.

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3 Responses to “League of Women Voters to talk about Brown Act – March 18, Chico Women’s Center”

  1. Rose March 7, 2015 at 10:54 am #

    The League of Women Voters of Butte County will be participating in the Tenth Annual National Sunshine Week. The goal is to educate the public about the need for and the legal requirements of government councils, boards and commissions to be transparent.

    In California we have the 95 pages of the Brown Act that most citizens don’t know much about. We have invited two guest speakers to address the Brown Act and the responsibilities of our trusted elected and appointed officials.

    Susan Morris-Wilson has held high-level offices on the national level of the League of Women Voters. Currently, she serves as the management trainer for LWV in Northern California. In this role she has trained local LWV county observer corps, the “watchdogs” of local government.

    Tim Crews is the editor and publisher of the Sacramento Valley Mirror. As a journalist he has gone to court numerous times to keep local government meetings and records open to the public. He has been awarded the Freedom of Information Award three times by the California Newspaper Publishers Association. Mr. Crews is the VP of Californians Aware, a nonprofit established to help journalists and others keep Californians aware of what they need to know to hold government accountable for their actions.

    • Juanita Sumner March 8, 2015 at 7:02 am #

      Thanks Rose, I hope to attend.

      Tim Crews did a story about a gun brought to a Tehama County school by the daughter of a local law enforcement employee. She’d got the gun from her dad, and it was found to have the serial numbers filed off. This raised questions about officers carrying unregistered weapons that can be planted on a person who they’ve killed. Crews had got some information from a law enforcement insider, and refused to divulge the identity of that person, went to jail to protect his source. And, like the Enterprise Record, he’s taken various public entities to task for refusing to share information – I would say he’s been a great advocate for “sunshine.” He’s an interesting man, worth a listen.

      • Rose March 17, 2015 at 10:28 am #

        Reminder: Bring your lunch and learn about transparency in government. Real transparency not the lip service kind. It’s FREE and open to all.

        Wed 3/18/16 12-1:30 at Chico Women’s Club.

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