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Court Reaffirms Governing Board’s Ability to Impose Reasonable Limits on Public Comment

A California appellate court recently reaffirmed the limitations a governing board of a public entity can impose on public comments during a board meeting (Ribakoff v. City of Long Beach).

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New Dates for Education Officials to Assume Office, Effective January 1

A new law will change the date that members of a county board of education, school district governing board, or community college district governing board take office. Assembly Bill (AB) 2449, which resolves clashing Education Code and Elections Code provisions, becomes effective on January 1, 2019.

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Public Records Act Does Not Require Creation of Generalized Electronic Data

A California appellate court has ruled that public agencies are not required to provide anonymized data in response to California Public Records Act (CPRA) requests when doing so would require the public agency to create new data.

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Ninth Circuit Affirms Legislative Prayer Exception Does Not Apply to School Board Meetings

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a federal district court ruling that school-sponsored prayer, Bible readings and proselytizing at school board meetings are unconstitutional.

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