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Understanding The Brown Act

Ralph M. Brown Act Overview

Welcome to this overview of the Brown Act. The Brown Act was enacted in 1953 and guarantees the public's right to attend and participate in meetings of local legislative bodies. The object of this video is to help you better understand the Brown Act as it pertains to your role on a City of San Diego commission, board or committee.