Sacramento City Manager’s Raise Postponed ‘Indefinitely’

Sacramento City Manager Howard Chan will not be getting the $20,000 raise that was approved in December.

Brittany Maldonado 01/11/2024 - 10:24 AM
What Local Governments Should Know About the New Brown Act Rules

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed California Assembly Bill 2449 (AB 2449) into law last month. Effective January 1, 2023, AB 2449 makes several changes to the Ralph M. Brown Act (Brown Act) regarding remote participation in public meetings.

Brittany M. 10/06/2022 - 6:05 AM
Santa Clara’s City Manager is Out. A Legal Fight is Likely to Follow.

Santa Clara has fired City Manager Deanna Santana. The vote was 4-2 with Anthony Becker, Kevin Park, Karen Hardy, and Raj Chahal in favor of Santana’s termination.

Brittany M. 03/08/2022 - 4:50 AM
Fresno DA declines to charge city leaders, citing lack of evidence
DA Smittcamp remains “troubled” by the events and has confirmed an FBI investigation centering around former congressman TJ Cox.
Brittany M. 03/03/2022 - 8:39 AM
Arcadia Resident Threatens Lawsuit against City, Alleges Abuse of Open Meetings Laws

An Arcadia resident is threatening to file a complaint with the local District Attorney or file a lawsuit against the city for violating state open meeting laws.

Anthony York 05/21/2015 - 8:51 AM
Groundbreaking reporter Michael Harris, whose work led to open-meetings laws, dies at 92

Michael Harris, a reporter turned councilman whose investigative journalism catalyzed the creation of California’s open records laws, has died. He was 92.

Anthony York 10/09/2014 - 10:38 AM