Californians’ rights to find out what’s going on, to talk and write about it, and to petition or protest as needed
Top 10 Lists
Use any one of our five Top 10 lists for a handy resource on the most common issues that come up within Open Government law in California.
Top 10 Videos (coming soon) (members only)
These videos are presented by our General Counsel, Terry Francke, who gives a brief explanation of each item in our Top 10 lists, including some background. Included with these videos are our expanded Top 10 lists, which include all relevant legal citations.
For the most in-depth analysis and explanation of California’s Open Government laws, purchase a copy of one of our Guides, written by our General Counsel, Terry Francke.
Find links to the most frequently cited statutes, cases and attorney’s general’s opinions that are available online.
Find the content of the Federal Open Information Act (FOIA) for open government issues related to federal law.
Find the answers to questions such as “What is a Sunshine Ordinance?” and “How do I do one and what should I include?”, and use our wiki to help organize and develop your own.
Use our attorney directory to locate and contact a California attorney who specializes in open government law.
Use our message board to connect with others in our CalAware community with similar issues. This is also where non-members can have their questions answered by our General Counsel, Terry Francke.