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The Difference Between a Charter City and a General Law City

California state law dictates that cities may be organized under either the general laws of the State or under a charter adopted by the local voters. This authority is set forth in the California Government Code commencing with Section 34100.

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The Business of Your Local Government Agency is Your Business – a Primer on the Brown Act (Part 1)

The Ralph M. Brown Act (“Brown Act”), which is found in the California Government Code beginning at Section 54950, requires public agencies to conduct their business at open and public meetings.

The legislative intent behind the Brown Act is a great reminder that our local governmental entities are created to serve us, the people living within the jurisdiction of those entities. In enacting the Brown Act, the legislature declared:

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