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File #: 2020-7685   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: Open Government Commission
On agenda: 2/3/2020
Title: Minutes of the December 18, 2019 Meeting
Attachments: 1. Correspondence
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Minutes of the December 18, 2019 Meeting

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MINUTES OF THE OPEN GOVERNMENT COMMISSION MEETING
WEDNESDAY - - - DECEMBER 18, 2019 - - - 7:00 P.M.

Acting Chair Schwartz convened the meeting at 7:00 p.m.

ROLL CALL - Present: Commissioners Little, Shabazz, Tilos and Acting Chair Schwartz - 4.

Absent: None.

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS, NON-AGENDA

None.

AGENDA ITEMS

3-A. Minutes of the July 23, 2019 Meeting

Commissioner Shabazz moved approval of the minutes.

Commissioner Little seconded the motion.

Under discussion, Commissioner Shabazz stated that he submitted correspondence with corrections to the minutes; inquired the practice regarding including information on presentations in the minutes and requested changes be made.

The City Clerk stated the changes can be done to expand the minutes.

Commissioner Shabazz stated the changes include a summary; noted the minutes included a comment about speaking to other Commissioners; requested clarification of the Brown Act.

The City Clerk stated the comment was about contacting one other Commissioner; stated a quorum, or three Commissioners, cannot have a discussion about an agenda item.

Acting Chair Schwartz inquired the practice of summarizing comments.

The City Clerk responded if someone gives a presentations on something that is in writing, the minutes typically state a presentation was given; adding more detail is acceptable.

On the call for the question, the motion carried by unanimous voice votes - 4.

3-B. Action on Open Government Commission's Written Decision Following a Hearing on a Sunshine Ordinance Complaint Concerning a Failure to Respond Timely to a Public Records Act Request

Acting Chair Schwartz inquired whether Commissioner Shabazz is recusing himself.

Commissioner Shabazz responded in the affirmative; inquired at what time is he required to recuse himself, during voting or discussion.

The Chief Assistant City Attorney responded as the Complaintant, Commissioner Shabazz would be requir...

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