The Orange County Register reported yesterday that the City of Westminster has placed its City Manager Mitch Waller on paid leave. Following a 40 minute special closed session meeting, the Council gave Waller a choice; retire or be fired.
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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.
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.
Last night, the Westminster City Council held a special meeting to resolve the conflict over the desire of multiple groups to host commemorative ceremonies marking the fall of Saigon 35 years ago in 1975. A group of 38 organizations, led by First District Supervisor Janet Nguyen was the first to pull a permit application to use Sid Goldstein Freedom Park on April 30 for their ceremony.
Yesterday I received a partial response to the public records requests I filed related to Andy Quach’s DUI accident and arrest on August 2, 2009. I say partial response because out of more than a dozen items requested, I have the answers to two. I asked what the personnel costs in terms of time and…
Bolsavik recounts an interesting story about Tyler Diep and Citryst Restaurant on his blog August 15th. Tyler Diepâ€™s pre-emptive apology Apparently having learned a lesson from Andy Quachâ€™sÂ false denial, his fellow member on the Westminster City Council Tyler Diep (pictured) decided to come clean on an issue that has not even been made public yet.…