The Handy Guide To Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act, pdf summarizes California law governing all "state" boards and commissions. It generally requires these bodies to publicly notice their meetings, prepare agendas, accept public testimony and conduct their meetings in public unless specifically authorized to meet in closed session. This pamphlet was written with the individual board member in mind, and is intended to be an easy "how-to" guide to the law. The Attorney General's 2003 pamphlet,
The Brown Act, Open Meetings for Local Legislative Bodies, pdf summarizes the open meeting law for local boards and commissions.