Too Much Sun? Emerging Challenges Presented by California & Federal Open Meeting Legislation to Public Policy Consensus-Building Processes
Through a case study that looks at the impacts of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and California's Brown and Bagley-Keene Acts on consensus-building processes managed by the Center for Collaborative Policy, this report describes the procedural, deliberative, and fiscal challenges that open meeting laws present to consensus-building processes, and discusses the potential geneses of these challenges. Recommendations are offered for addressing these challenges through education, legislative reform, and further research.
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