Assemblywoman Catharine B. Baker (R-San Ramon), whose district includes Pleasanton, announced this week that Gov. Jerry Brown signed her bill requiring the Toll Bridge Program Oversight Committee (TBPOC) to be subject to the Bagley-Keene Open Meetings Act.
The TBPOC was established for the sole purpose of providing project oversight and project control for California's Toll Bridge Seismic Retrofit Program, including the new East Span of the Bay Bridge.
The committee, however, had not been subject to the Open Meetings Act or the Brown Act, Baker noted. "There will now be, for the first time, a law protecting Bay Area residents' right to know what is discussed during the TBPOC meetings, and any actions or decisions made by the committee," she added.