On Tuesday Night, the Garden Grove Unified School District, upon the urging of member Bao Nguyen, decided to withdraw their participation if the 2013 Tet parade if organizers don’t reverse their decision by noon on Friday.
GARDEN GROVE — Garden Grove Unified School District Trustee Dr. KimOanh Nguyen-Lam announced at the last nights meeting of the board that she will be resigning from the Board of Trustees on June 1, 2011. Dr. Nguyen-Lam is taking a job in Washington, D.C. as a director in the International and Foreign Languages Office at the…
Californians Aware (CalAware) has advised the state associations representing most local government agencies that their members may be subject to short notice lawsuits for some common violations of the open meeting law. On Monday CalAware sent letters to six local government associations based in the Sacramento area: the League of California Cities, the California State Association of Counties, the California School Boards Association, the California Special Districts Association, the Association of California Water Agencies and the Association of California Healthcare Districts
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…
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.