Business Improvement Districts
The Property and Business Improvement District Act of 1994 — This is the law under which BIDs are established. It bears careful reading by all opponents of BIDolatry.

Brown Act
Summary of the Brown Act, which regulates public meetings in California, including meetings of BIDs and their committees.
The text of the Brown Act.
Wikipedia article on the Brown Act
Brown Act opinion for neighborhood councils in LA

California Public Records Act
Summary of the Public Records Act, which regulates access by the public to documents and records of agencies subject to the Brown Act, including BIDs.
The text of the Public Records Act.
Wikipedia article on CPRA
California Public Records Access Project
Practical Guide to Using the California Public Records Act in Los Angeles

California Fair Political Practices Commission
California Fair Political Practices Commission home page
California FPPC YouTube Channel

Other useful things
California legal guide published by the Digital Media Law Project
L.A. City Ethics Commission

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A collaborative denunciation of Business Improvement Districts in Hollywood