KNOW LOCAL GOVERNMENT
RETAIN CONTROL OF THE AGENCIES THAT SERVE YOU
Know your local government! You have a Constitutional right to the conduct of the people's business. (California Constitution, Article 1, Section 3(b)). You should attend local meetings, interact with, lobby and watchdog local agencies and officials. You need to learn the basics of the Public Records Act, the Brown Act, and how to use them to obtain information and hold your government accountable.
Only by paying attention to our elected and appointed representatives can we hold them accountable. Attendance at meetings, emails, and phone calls and letters to representatives are effective and crucial.