Feb 8, 2010

Carson City Council's muted meetings

California's open-meeting laws ensure the public has a right to speak at city meetings. But the mayor of Carson has taken to hitting the mute button, and that's prompted the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office to open an investigation, the Daily Breeze reports.

Carson City Attorney Bill Wynder is supposed to advise the council on the law, but chose to punt on the question of whether the mute button is a violation:
"I do not believe the mute button has been used in a way that violates the Brown Act but that's not my decision to make," Wynder said. "That's up to the District Attorney's Office. We'll give them the information they request."
(found via LA Observed)

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