Mar 11, 2015 9:30 PM by Linda Watkins-Bennett
The League of Women Voters of Butte County is taking part in the 10th annual "National Sunshine Week".
The goal of the week is to educate people about the need for and the legal requirements of government councils, boards and commissions to be transparent.
On Wednesday, March 18th, the League is hosting a lunch hour forum called "Brown Bag it to the Brown Act".
Two guest speakers will address the Brown Act and the responsibilities of our trusted elected and appointed officials.
Susan Morris-Wilson has held high-level offices on the national level of the League of Women Voters. Currently, she serves as the management trainer for LWV in Northern California. In this role she trains league "observers" who attend meetings and serve as "watchdogs" of local government.
Tim Crews is the editor and publisher of the Sacramento Valley Mirror. As a journalist he has gone to court numerous times to keep local government meetings and records open to the public. He has been awarded the Freedom of Information Award three times by the California Newspaper Publishers Association. Crews is the VP of Californians Aware, a nonprofit established to help journalists and others keep Californians aware of what they need to know to hold government accountable for their actions.
The free event takes place on March 18th from Noon to 1:30 p.m. At the Chico Women's Club, 392 E. 3rd Street,in Chico.
The league encourages you to bring your lunch, and your curiosity. For more information call (530) 895-8683 or visit www.lwvbuttecounty.org.