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    Requiring in-person government meetings across California will only reduce public participation (09/01/2023)

    “California’s government became more accessible during the pandemic,” writes Professor Jennifer M. Urban, director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic, co-director of Berkeley Center for Law & Technology and chair of the California Privacy Protection Agency’s board. “The state has a chance to maintain and grow accessibility for the public and for those who serve the public on boards, bureaus and commissions – but it requires prompt action.”