Helping Our Peninsula's Environment


HOPE Open Meeting Workshop 

Open Government Meetings

What Rights Do You Have at City Council Meetings?

Helping Our Peninsula's Environment (HOPE) presents the first of three public symposiums on improving Open Meetings by increasing public participation. This first forum will teach what your rights are under existing law. The following forums will illuminate how citizens can increase their public participation rights with an initiative similar to San Francisco's.

Tuesday Feb 11, California's leading expert on the local government Open Meeting laws, Terry Francke will give a complete 2 hour course on the Brown Act and how it is supposed to work for civic activists, journalists, attorneys, and government officials. Meeting begins at 7:00 pm at the Deer Haven Conference Center - 1250 Sinex Ave in Pacific Grove.

Francke drafted the 1994 improvements to California's Brown Act, and San Francisco's Sunshine Act. He is General Counsel for the California First Amendment Coalition and served as California Newspaper Publisher's Association legal counsel for ten years.

General admission is $20. 

HOPE Members and Friends $10, and two scholarships are available. Seating is limited to 50 people.

  • Attorneys - MCLE Credits - 2 Hours at $50 total charge.

To RSVP or for more information call HOPE at 624-6500


This program is co-sponsored by --

  • Monterey College of Law 
  • League of Women Voters of the Monterey Peninsula 
  • Monterey County Herald 
  • Pacific Grove Neighbors

* Monterey College of Law certifies that this program conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California concerning mandatory continuing legal education.

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