Resources

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

Los Angeles Municipal Lobbying Ordinance
LAMC 48.01 et seq. — This is the law regulating lobbying in the City of Los Angeles. BIDs’ activities and BID consultants’ activities look a lot like lobbying but mostly this is not acknowledged. We’re working on mitigating this unfortunate fact.

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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