Legal Publications & References


Public Records Act

The California Public Records Act (“the Act”) generally provides that records relating to a local agency’s business constitute “public records” and are subject to public inspection, disclosure and copying in the manner provided by the Act, unless specifically exempted thereunder.


Forfeiture of Benefits

Effective January 1, 2013, all public employees convicted of a job-related felony are subject to pension forfeiture, without exception, pursuant to Government Code section 7522.74. The law requires the forfeiture of all accrued rights and benefits in any public retirement system by any public employee convicted of any felony, as of the earliest date of the crime, for conduct arising out of or in the performance of his or her official duties, in pursuit of the office or appointment, or in connection with obtaining salary, disability retirement, service retirement or other benefits.