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THE BROWN ACT

The Brown Act is a series of statutes under Government Code §§54950-54962 regulating the meetings of public legislative bodies and local public agencies. The Brown Act does not apply to private community associations. 

Community associations are regulated by the "Open Meeting Act" found in Civil Code §4900. Even so, the Brown Act can provide some useful guidelines concerning board meetings. For more information about the Brown Act, see brochure. Also see Public Meeting Guide published by the League of California Cities.

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