Brown Act Local Senate Elections

Spring
1997
Resolution Number: 
17.02
Category: 
Local Senates
Status: 
Completed

Whereas it is unclear if the Brown Act permits the use of a secret ballot for local senate officer elections,


Resolved that the Academic Senate direct the Executive Committee to seek clarification on how the Brown Act affects the conduct of local senate elections and that its findings be distributed to all local senate presidents and presented at the Fall 1997Session.

Status Report: 

Recent court rulings have clarified that the local senate and its officer elections are subject to the Brown Act.