Evidently, not in Victorville, CA.
According to this article:
A “masked man” (mirabile dictu!) was observed to be recording the proceedings of a public agency. For this he was arrested, and charged with “obstructing the business of a public agency.” A council member who came to his aid was also arrested, and charged with “suspicion resisting/obstructing a peace officer.”
Exactly how peaceably recording the proceedings of a City Council meeting “obstructs” it is a mystery, at least to me.
Note that the council member in question has a reputation of “challenging her colleagues from behind the dais and recording sheriff’s deputies she believes are abusing their power against citizens.”