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´┐ŻEW `Rr CITY OF <br />NEWPORT BEACH <br />City Council Staff Report Agenda Item No. 6 <br />August 14, 2012 <br />TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL <br />FROM: City Clerk's Office <br />Leilani I. Brown, City Clerk <br />949 - 644 -3005, [brown (a)newportbeach ca. aov <br />PREPARED BY: Leilani I. Brown, City Clerk <br />APPROVED: A <br />TITLE: CONTINUATION OF ALL PROVISIONS OF THE RALPH M. <br />BROWN ACT <br />ABSTRACT: <br />On June 30, 2012, the Governor signed into law the Budget Act of 2012 ( "Act "), <br />outlining expenditures and revenues for Fiscal Year 2013. To conserve State resources <br />the Act implemented a three year suspension of certain State mandates, including <br />provisions from the Ralph M. Brown Act ( "Brown Act "). The suspended Brown Act <br />provisions relate to the posting of agendas and the reporting out of actions taken in <br />closed session. The City of Newport Beach ( "City ") and its residents rely upon the <br />Brown Act to maintain trust and transparency in local government. Thus, despite the <br />suspension, the City desires to continue to fully comply with the Brown Act. <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />Adopt Resolution No. 2012 -74 continuing all provisions of the Brown Act. <br />FUNDING REQUIREMENTS: <br />The attached resolution continues the City's current practice and is not anticipated to <br />require any additional funding beyond expenses normally incurred. However, during the <br />suspension, the City is not eligible to any reimbursement from the State for its <br />compliance with the suspended provisions from the Brown Act. <br />DISCUSSION: <br />The Act contained a schedule of enumerated State mandates that the legislation <br />suspended for the 2012 -2013 budget year. Legislation adopted the same day as the <br />Act extended the suspensions in the 2012 -13 budget years to the 2013 -14 and 2014 -15 <br />budget years. Therefore, the suspension will actually last three years. <br />