Open Government Commission


The Commission's role is to advise the City Council on appropriate ways in which to implement the Sunshine Ordinance. The Commission shall develop goals to ensure practical and timely implementation of the ordinance and propose amendments to the ordinance. The Commission is also responsible for hearing any Sunshine Ordinance complaints.

Each Councilmember selects one member to serve a term concurrent and linked with the service of the appointing Councilmember.

Members First Appointment  Term Expires Appointed By
Serena Chen  01/05/2021 12/17/2024  Councilmember Vella 
Chris Miley  01/17/2023 12/15/2026  Councilmember Jensen 
Klinton Miyao  01/17/2023 12/15/2026 Mayor Ezzy Ashcraft
Brenden Sullivan   03/21/2023 12/17/2024 Councilmember Herrera Spencer
Ruben Tilos  01/02/2019 12/15/2026 Vice Mayor Daysog

Meetings are held the first Monday of the month as needed at 7:00 p.m.

Commission Bylaws are available here(PDF, 176KB).

Click here to view all City meeting agendas, minutes, and videos.  Select Open Government Commission in the Search: drop down in the middle of the page under All Meetings as shown here:



The Sunshine Ordinance  is codified in the Municipal Code, Chapter II, Article VIII. Click here for an outline of the process and click here for the complaint form.

Pursuant to Alameda Municipal Code Section 2-93.2.c., Commission decisions on complaints brought pursuant to the Sunshine Ordinance are as follows:

Hearing Date(s) Complaint Type   Commission Decision
10/14/2015 Record Unfounded(PDF, 71KB)
11/14 & 12/17/2018   Meeting Upheld(PDF, 333KB)
2/4/2019 Meeting Upheld(PDF, 2MB)
7/23 & 12/18/2019 Record Upheld(PDF, 359KB)
3/1/2021 Meeting Unfounded(PDF, 12MB)
4/5/2021 Record Sustained(PDF, 196KB)
4/5/2021 Meeting Unfounded(PDF, 4MB)
11/1/2021 Meeting Denied(PDF, 216KB)
11/1/2021 Record Unfounded(PDF, 212KB)
12/6/2021 Record  Dismissed & Sustained(PDF, 253KB)
 5/2 & 5/18/2022 Record  Dismissed & Sustained(PDF, 377KB) 
 12/19/2022 Meeting  No Violation, Time Barred & Sustained(PDF, 276KB) 
 7/11/2023 Meeting Denied(PDF, 541KB) 
 8/7/2023 Meeting Denied(PDF, 162KB) 

To forward information to Commissioners, please email or contact: 

Lara Weisiger, City Clerk