Tag Archive for Westminster City Council

Sergio Contreras announces bid for Westminster City Council

Westminster School Board president Sergio Contrerras announced he’s a candidate for Westminster City Council via Facebook this morning. And he’s launched a new website to get the word out about his candidacy. “With your support, as a Westminster School Board Trustee since 2004, we have improved Westminster Schools. As a Councilmember, I want to continue…

History shows the Brown Act is a Paper Tiger

In the more than 53 years since the Brown Act, California’s open meeting law, was enacted there has never been a successful criminal prosecution for violation of the law. In fact, criminal charges have been alleged five times with only one of those going to trial resulting in a hung jury.

More on Westminster Brown Act Violations

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

Black April Memorial Events in Westminster – Tarnished By Brown Act Violations and Politics

On or about March 29th a press statement drafted by Council member Tyler Diep, was released to the Vietnamese media on behalf of the three Vietnamese members of the City Council, Tyler Diep, Andy Quach, and Tri Ta in their official capacities. The statement clearly indicates that they have discussed the matter amongst themselves and reached several conclusions in concert.

QuachGate: That Elusive 85 Minute Gap

On the evening of his DUI accident Westminster Councilman Andy Quach told authorities and the Orange County Register that he was at the West Coast Seafood Buffet Restaurant at 15440 Beach Blvd., in Westminster meeting with friends and that he had fallen asleep on his way home from that gathering. According to police reports, Quach…

QuachGate: Stonewalled By Westminster City Attorney?

On the one hand, I really do have empathy for the staff at Westminster City Hall, and Police Department. They have a difficult job dealing with the drama that is Andy Quach, Tyler Diep, and their Godfather Van Tran. They have been hit with dozens of public records requests and have had to send most…