California Lawmakers Put Open-Government Measure On Ballot

Patrick McGreevy | Los Angeles Times | September 11, 2013

California voters will get a chance next year to change the state constitution to make sure local government agencies provide open access to public records and meetings.

The state Assembly on Tuesday provided final legislative approval of state constitutional Amendment 3, which does not require action by the governor to be placed on the June 2014 ballot.

The action “allows California voters to debate the importance of strengthening the state’s most critical open-government laws by requiring compliance in the Constitution,” said Sen. Mark  Leno (D-San Francisco).