Articles Tagged With ‘Ralph M. Brown Act’




Why vote against public participation?

OPINION By KEVIN RICE Why did Assembly Member Katcho Achadjian vote against citizen speech at public meetings? On Wednesday, AB 194 (Nora Campos, D-San Jose) cleared both State Congress houses and now moves toward Governor Brown’s desk, but not with... (Continue reading)

SLO residents need to band together

OPINION By RICHARD SCHMIDT The right of the people to know what their local government is doing is sacrosanct in California. State law – the oft-referenced Brown Act – thunders: “The people, in delegating authority, do not give their public... (Continue reading)

Oceano general manager’s job on the line

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The board of directors of the embattled Oceano Community Services District may fire yet another general manager Friday, this time less than six months after hiring him. On Wednesday night, the board reviewed the performance of General... (Continue reading)

Oceano board to meet pre-Christmas after manager plagiarism charge

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Oceano Community Services District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting two days before Christmas to discuss the performance of its general manager, who is accused of plagiarizing part of his job application. Since longtime... (Continue reading)

Oceano general manager under board scrutiny

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Oceano Community Services District Board of Directors will meet in closed session Wednesday evening to review the performance of recently hired General Manager Lonnie Curtis. Wednesday’s closed session hearing will mark the second time Curtis’s performance... (Continue reading)

Oceano board accused of skirting Brown Act

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A government watchdog organization has again accused the Oceano Community Services District Board of Directors of violating California’s open meeting law, the Ralph M. Brown Act. Attorney for Californians Aware Terry Francke authored a letter Friday to... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay city attorney’s job back on chopping block

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Morro Bay City Council members have set special meeting for Monday to discuss terminating city attorney Rob Schultz. Schultz and City Manager Andrea Lueker have been battling to keep their jobs since September 11, when Mayor Jamie... (Continue reading)

Old Morro Bay council improperly changed contracts of city manager and attorney

The former Morro Bay City Council violated the Ralph M. Brown Act in November 2012, when it increased the severance pay of the city manager and city attorney in closed session without notifying the public. [Tribune] In a a November... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay manager and attorney still employed after fiery meeting

Morro Bay Mayor Jamie Irons led a special city council meeting Thursday to discuss the possibility of firing City Manager Andrea Lueker and City Attorney Robert Schultz. But, the capacity crowd in attendance showed more interest in recalling the mayor... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay Council looking to terminate city manager and attorney

The Morro Bay City Council has scheduled a special meeting for 1 p.m. Thursday to discuss terminating the city’s manager and attorney. Morro Bay Mayor Jamie Irons and council members Christine Johnson and Noah Smukler called the special meeting to... (Continue reading)