First Amendment Coalition

First Amendment Coalition: Mann Violated Brown Act by Emailing Gripes to Board

Craig Mann, no stranger to controversy, has found himself in a squabble withthe county schools superintendent and at least one colleague on the Board of Education.

By sending a series of emails regarding Schools Superintendent Chuck Weis to his colleagues on the County Board of Education, Craig Mann may have violated the Brown Act, which dictates that public officials not conduct business in private. Leila C. Knox, an attorney with the First Amendment Coalition, says Mann violated California’s open government policy when he sent off his messages to the entire board.

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