All persons are permitted to attend any meeting of a state body or legislative body of a local agency, subject to the specific exceptions set forth in the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act, Government Code Sections 11120-11132 (governing state bodies) and the Ralph M. Brown Act, Government Code Sections 54950-54963 (governing legislative bodies of local agencies).
Attendance cannot be conditioned on registering, completing a questionnaire, signing an attendance list, or providing other information. Cal. Gov't Code §§ 11124 (Bagley-Keene Act); 54953.3 (Brown Act). If such a list or questionnaire is posted near the entrance or circulated during the meeting, it must state that completion is voluntary and that all persons may attend regardless of whether they complete the document. Cal. Gov't Code §§ 11124 (Bagley-Keene Act); 54953.3 (Brown Act).