Gov signs CFA-sponsored bill to televise/webcast CSU Trustees’ meetings

A CFA-sponsored bill to make the meetings and decisions of the CSU Trustees more transparent was signed into law by the governor last week.

Assembly Bill 1723 – which was authored by Felipe Fuentes (D - San Fernando Valley) – will  require the CSU Trustees to televise/webcast their meetings. The new law utilizes advances in technology to provide the public with access to accurate, real-time televised or webcast transmissions of Trustees’ meetings. It also requires an online archive of the transmissions.

“We thank Assemblymember Fuentes and Governor Brown for increasing access to the decision-making process in public higher education to all stakeholders,” said CFA President Lillian Taiz, a professor of history at Cal State Los Angeles. 

“We can watch and listen to our federal, state, and local governments debate significant policy and programmatic issues. Now, students, parents, and other interested individuals and organizations will have the same ability to engage in the important decisions affecting public higher education,” added Taiz.