The Brown Act: Commissions, web pages and email

Suggested guidelines for use of email under the Brown Act

The City Attorney's response to the suggested guidelines
The experimental Berkeley Waterfront email archive and public comment space.

Can City Staff Change a Commission's Agenda?
Why I think the answer is no.

The Berkeley General Plan ActionForum The City's pointer to the online discussion of the new proposed General Plan, including the Brown Act disclaimer barring participation by councilmembers and commissioners.

Full text of the Brown Act.

From the California First Amendment Coalition:
Explanatory Brown Act anecdotes and case histories
Opinion by Bill Lockyer on the Brown Act limitations on email
Anecdotal evidence of widespread violation of the Brown Act

Commentary on Brown Act enforcement from the First Amendment Center website.