The following letter notice has been sent to the City of Novato
City Manager Candelario and the Novato City Council,
The Ralph M. Brown Act requires 72 hours notice of the agenda of any government body in order for the public to participate in local government meetings and to provide transparency.
I understand that a meeting of Novato's Economic Development Advisory Commission was held on February 28, 2019 at 3 p.m. However, there was no notice of this meeting posted on the city’s website as of that day at 11 a.m. (See screenshot). For citizens wanting to participate, they would be under the impression that no meeting would be held.
Looking at the website, there is now a posted agenda showing that the meeting was held without the required 72 hour notice. An important presentation by the Marin Economic Forum was held at that meeting and unfortunately this was not videotaped for the public. Also, there appear to be no minutes available.
When was that agenda posted? How will the City of Novato correct and cure this violation of providing less than 72 hours notice?
Tracey Ruiz, Novato, CA