On Friday Afternoon, Orange County officials released a redacted version of the complaint letter filed by the attorney representing Deputy CEO Alisa Drakodaidis. The letter is the subject of a public records lawsuit filed on behalf of the Voice of OC by attorneys from Californian’s Aware earlier this month demanding the release of the letter.
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The Voice of OC filed a lawsuit today asking the Orange County Superior Court to compel the County of Orange to release the letter received by the county from the attorney for Assistant CEO Alisa Drakodaidis. Californians Aware, the Center for Public Forum Rights, is joining Voice of OC in the suit.
Yesterday came confirmation of what I have suspected for months; Costa Mesa Mayor Gary Monahan may actually be a moron. Monahan was criticized by Orange County Employees Association General Manager Nick Berardino earlier this year for his secret meetings with Field Marshal and Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer to draft the illegal scheme to outsource the jobs of almost half the city workforce.
COSTA MESA — On Thursday, a second volley was fired off to the Costa Mesa City Council over their apparent violation of the state open meetings law the Brown Act. We reported on Wednesday that the public access advocacy group Californian’s Aware had sent a letter to the City Council warning them that their conduct,…
“Please take the necessary steps to see that the Working Groups begin immediately to comply with the Brown Act. And please consider that the Council’s failure to do so will result in my recommendation to our Litigation Committee that we seek the appropriate court order(s) to ensure such compliance.”
It seems that the Orange County District Attorney has a rather lenient interpretation of the Brown Act when it comes to obvious violations on the part of Westminster City Councilmen Tyler Diep, Andy Quach, and Tri Ta. At least that is the only conclusion I can reach from their response to my complaint regarding the publishing of a letter from these members of the City Council regarding the conflict over Black April events in March. Senior Deputy District Attorney Raymond S. Armstrong responded to my concerns related to the obvious violation of the Brown Act in a June 28, 2010 letter.