The Santa Barbara Independent and The Malibu Times Endorse Prop. 54

October 5, 2016 – The Santa Barbara Independent and the Malibu Times have endorsed Prop. 54, which will require all legislation to be in print and publicly posted online in its final form at least 72 hours before it may pass out of either house of the State Legislature, require the legislature to record all public hearings and post recordings online within 24 hours, and give the public the right to record public proceedings.

Below are excerpts from the endorsements.

Santa Barbara Independent: 2016 Election Endorsements, Part One, From President to Props, Our Picks for the 2016 Election:

“This qualifies as one of the rare good-government reforms that make tons of sense”

Read the entire article on the Santa Barbara Independent website:

Malibu Times: From the Publisher: Ballot Propositions Endorsements

Proposition 54: Vote yes

“Requires bills be in print and online at least 72 hours before the legislature can act. An attempt to make government more open and more transparent…If it works, great, so probably worth a try.”

Read the entire article on the Malibu Times website:

To learn more about Proposition 54 or to join the coalition, visit the website at

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