The Act applies to a government body of “two or more persons.” The Act seems to require that government decisions not be made without the opportunity for citizen input – that they take place “in the sunshine.”
A notable exception is “chance meetings or social gatherings.” With a county council of three members it takes a vote of only two to set county policy and direction. Are two members traveling in the same car a “social gathering,” or using the restroom at the same time a “chance meeting?” If so, decisions can be made without the opportunity for open discussion or citizen input.
A seven-member council of non-partisan citizen representatives requires a majority of four to pass legislation. It would seem this is a pretty good way to put representative, fair, and transparent power of the government in the hands of the people. A “No” vote on Proposition 1 would continue to support our open and fair form of county government.