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Friday's meeting agenda violates the Brown Act

From: Peter Carpenter <peterfcarpenter_at_(domain_name_was_removed)>
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2010 07:01:56 -0800

Dear Mr. McClure,

 The agenda for Friday Dec 10 2010 Special Meeting of the City Council violates the Brown Act.

The agenda states:

 ROLL CALL Cline, Cohen, Fergusson, Keith, Ohtaki 1. Council consider rescinding the elections of the Mayor and Mayor Pro Tempore/Vice-Mayor and declaring said elections null and void, taking new nominations for those positions and conducting new elections for the positions of Mayor and Mayor Pro Tempore/Vice-Mayor to correct and cure an apparent violation of Brown Act that preceded the Mayoral election (Attachment)

ADJOURNMENT The Brown Act provides section 54954.3. Every notice for a special meeting shall provide an opportunity for members of the public to directly address the legislative body concerning any item that has been described in the notice for the meeting before or during consideration of that item.

The 10 December agenda includes no provision for public comment and it also subsumes two different items, nullification and new elections, into one item. The public must have an opportunity to comment on both of these clearly separate and distinct item.

Thank you,

Peter Carpenter Received on Fri Dec 10 2010 - 07:02:21 PST

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