Harden leaned over to Nguyen and told him that he was changing the order of the agenda to hold public comment prior to the approval of minutes. Nguyen said; “Wo, you’d better be careful you may violate the Brown Act.”
Absence of Ethics, Incompetent Legal Counsel, or both? To many the requirements of the Brown Act are seen as a nuisance, rather than a responsibility; an annoyance, rather than an opportunity for accountability. Such is the case it seems with the Garden Grove Unified School District Trustees.
And to think, none of this controversy would have occurred at all if Lan Nguyen had simply followed the Brown Act in the first place. Instead he had to go and try to be sneaky, jumping through hoops in an attempt to skirt the law. All of that, just to set up who would be nominated for the officer positions on the Board.
The fact that we are entering a period of limited government hopefully does not mean we are entering a period of limited oversight of governance. The recent walkout by Garden Grove Unified School District Trustee KimOanh Nguyen Lam over an alleged violation of the Brown Act by her fellow board members is a strong case in point.
Yesterday I wrote about the letter I sent to the Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Trustees regarding a violation of the Brown Act. At that time the audio for the January 5th meeting had not been posted. There is definitely more impact when you hear the voices as opposed to reading the transcripts of these meetings. So much so, I took the time to combinethe audio with pictures of the people speaking to make it clear who said what.
TheLiberalOC has submitted a letter to the Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Trustees challenging them to come clean and admit violations of California’s open meeting statutes (The Brown Act) at their December 15, 2009 organizational meeting. At the January 5, 2010 meeting of the Board, Trustee Dr. KimOanh Nguyen-Lam alleged thatÂ violations of the…
In a dramatic move supporting government transparency and accountability, Dr. KimOanh Nguyen Lam, Trustee for the Garden Grove Unified School District, walked out ofÂ Tuesday evening’sÂ board meeting over an alleged blatant violation of the Brown Act by her fellow board members. The Brown Act prohibits a quorum of elected officials from deciding on public matters without…