Prop. 42:Public Information

Would require local agencies to comply with CPRA and the Brown Act (SCA 3)

Summary

Requires local government compliance with laws providing for public access to local government body meetings and records of government officials. Eliminates reimbursement for costs of compliance.

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what your vote means

Yes

The state would not be required to pay local governments for costs to follow state laws that give the public access to local government information.

No

The state would still be required to pay local governments for certain costs of providing public access to local government information.

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financial effect

Yes

  • Reduced state payments to local governments in the tens of millions of dollars annually.
  • Potential increased local government costs of tens of millions of dollars annually from possible additional state requirements on local governments to make information available to the public.

No

No change from status quo.

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campaign arguments

Yes

Proposition 42 will cement in the Constitution the public's right to know what the government is doing and how it is doing it. Local agencies shouldn't be allowed to deny a request for public information or slam a meeting door shut based on cost. Vote YES on Proposition 42.

No

Proposition 42 would amend the California Constitution to impose the cost of complying with the California Public Records Act and local open meeting laws upon the local governments involved. An alternative, not offered by this proposition, would be to impose the cost upon the state government.

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campaign information

Yes

Peter Scheer
First Amendment Coalition
534 Fourth St. #B
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 460-5060
pscheer@firstamendmentcoalition.org
http://www.cnpa.com/prop42

No

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Additional information

Prop. 42 Full textClick here to view.
Measure TypeLegislative Constitutional Amendment

Funding

Yes

RankContributor nameTotal
1California Association of Realtors$75,000
2American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)$39,000
3International Association of Firefighters (IAFF)$35,000
4National Nurses United (NNU)$15,000
5United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC)$10,000
43.1%
22.4%
20.1%
8.6%
5.7%
$174.0 thousand raised in total

No

Endorsements

Yes

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Editorials

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Campaign Advertisements

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