Workshop on open and effective public meetings on May 19

I applaud this workshop, being hosted by LAFCO:

“Why do so many public meetings run long?
Why do many people feel they are a waste of time?
Why do interested parties often feel ignored?

You may find the answers in our workshop on open and effective meetings.

The workshop will explore and explain the requirements of California’s Open Meeting Laws (including the Brown Act) — and the benefits of satisfying them. The workshop will also present techniques to ensure public agency meetings are effective and inclusive.

Whether you attend public meetings, participate in their proceedings, or are called upon to manage them, this workshop will help you understand what’s going on and make sure your voice is heard.

Thursday, May 19, 2011, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Nevada County Board of Supervisors Chambers
950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City, CA 95959

Presented by:
Michael G. Colantuono, of Colantuono & Levin; Auburn City Attorney
William (Bill) Chiat, Executive Director, California Association of LAFCos

COST: $15.00

To reserve your seat for this workshop, please complete the form below and return it with your check to Nevada LAFCo, 950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City, CA 95959. (No credit card payments.)

If you have questions, please call 530-265-7180 or send email to”

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

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