Terry Francke, the Voice of OC’s consultant on government access, comments on the situation in Westminster over probable violations of the Brown Act. According to Francke, when three members of the Westminster City Council released a press statement… they violated the Brown Act
On Monday, May 3, 2010, Richard McKee acting on behalf of Californians Aware submitted a letter to the city of Westminster demanding that they rescind their action, which three Council members Diep, Quach, and Ta took outside a regular meeting of the City Council, because that action appears ot be in violation of the Brown Act.
Earlier this month I wrote about my concerns related to Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez and her conduct of the public comments portion of the April 5th City Council meeitng. It looks like I was right when I pointed out that Alvarez was playing a bit fast and loose with the Brown Act.
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.”
GARDEN GROVE â€” On Monday, February 1, 2010 Richard McKee of Californians Aware sent the Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD)Â a â€œDemand for Correctionâ€ letter citing repeated and continued violation of California’s open meetings laws. Californians Aware is a nonprofit organization established to help journalists and others keep Californians aware of what they need to…