• California Brown Act Information and Resources


    Types of Meetings

    The posting requirements timeframe includes all hours, including weekdays and weekends.

    Regular Meetings - Agenda must be posted 72 hours before the meeting.

    Special Meetings - Agenda must be posted 24 hours before the meeting.

    The following information can be found by visiting the California Attorney General's Office Website and following the link to The Brown Act, Open Meetings for Local Legislative Bodies, pdf.

    The Brown Act provides for three different types of meetings.  Regular meetings occur at a time and location generally set by ordinance, resolution, or by-laws.  At least 72 hours prior to a regular meeting, an agenda must be posted which contains a brief general description of each item to be transacted or discussed at the meeting.  Special meetings may be called at any time but notice must be received at least 24 hours prior to the meeting by all members of the body and by all media outlets that have requested notice in writing. Emergency meetings, which are extraordinarily rare, may be called upon one-hour notice to media outlets that have requested notice in writing. 

    Additional Resources


    California Department of Education

    • Public Access 
      • Open Meetings (Brown Act)- Government Code Section 54950 et seq. and EC Sections 35145 and 35145.5

    California Legislative Information - Education Code (EDC)