Chad Morgan assists researchers, members of the media, other attorneys, political candidates, government agencies, and other interested parties understand their rights and obligations on matters related to government transparency. This typically relates to open meetings and public records.
In California, the California Public Records Act controls public access to state and local government documents. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is the federal counterpart that grants access to information from the federal government. Chad can help you obtain information from state, local, or federal agencies.
Whether you need help tracking thousands of requests from every agency in the state or want to anonymously request a single document from a local agency, Chad can help. Services can start with planning your request or research project and can continue through litigation and appeals to enforce and preserve your right to public information.
California has several open meetings laws that apply to different types of agencies. Most local agencies are subject to the Brown Act, while state agencies are subject to the Bagley-Keene Act. Chad can help local agencies ensure they comply with the Brown Act and can help individuals understand and enforce their rights under Brown Act and the Bagley-Keene Act.
If you have a question about government transparency, please contact Chad today.