Chair Espero, Vice-hair Baker, and Committee Members:
The League of Women Voters is strongly opposed to amending the “sunshine law” as
proposed in this bill.
Abusive practices would be legalized if the bill became law. For example, if the bill became law,
a developer could host a meeting open to the public to "educate" a county council about his
pending zoning application; a county council quorum could attend; and county council members
could "trade votes" (e.g. council members could orally promise to vote a certain way on the
developer's application if other council member orally promised to vote a certain way on some
other bill before the council.)" Unfortunately, SB 2962 “without limitation” would allow such
Thank you for the opportunity to submit testimony.