Monthly Archives: January 2017

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The Brown Act – Impacts Two Cities

By Patricia Rascon, Southwestern Regional Compliance Manager

CIFAC Educates Two Cities on Agenda Posting Requirements

(January 2017) What is transparency? Ballotpedia refers to it as, “Openness, accountability, and honesty define government transparency. In a free society, transparency is government’s obligation to share information with citizens. It is at the heart of how citizens hold their public officials accountable. Governments exist to serve the people.

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Lease Leaseback: This Foe May Be A New Friend

By Michelle Tucker, Central Regional Compliance Manager

A new law brings fairness to “lease leaseback” contracting. For many compliance agents and contractors in California, the mere mention of a “lease leaseback” school construction project spurred verbal groans and eyeball rolls.

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Do California Fairs Follow Public Contract Code?

by Maghan Hunt, Northern Regional Compliance Manager

California’s fairs can be difficult navigate. What are the force account limits? Do all the fairs have to follow the same rules? What’s the difference between a state owned fair and a county owned fair? Many of the answers are cut and dry, while some are in a grey area.

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Networking in the New Year

by Shari Bacon, Southeastern Regional Compliance Manager

Networking plays a very important role in CIFAC’s coverage of Southern California. For most of 2016, I was overseeing twelve counties on my own.

With such a vast territory to cover, it was impossible to be everywhere at once. My network is my eyes and ears in the field that bring in the leads, ask the tough questions about the California Public Contract Code (PCC) and related laws, and invite me to contribute ideas on complex compliance issues.

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