Sacramento City Manager Howard Chan will not be getting the $20,000 raise that was approved in December.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed California Assembly Bill 2449 (AB 2449) into law last month. Effective January 1, 2023, AB 2449 makes several changes to the Ralph M. Brown Act (Brown Act) regarding remote participation in public meetings.
Santa Clara has fired City Manager Deanna Santana. The vote was 4-2 with Anthony Becker, Kevin Park, Karen Hardy, and Raj Chahal in favor of Santana’s termination.
DA Smittcamp remains “troubled” by the events and has confirmed an FBI investigation centering around former congressman TJ Cox.
The city attorney warned an appointment would probably constitute a Brown Act violation. With its mayor absent, the council went ahead and appointed LaDonna Jempson anyway.
The Laguna Beach City Council voted to censure one of its members, George Weiss, on Tuesday. The vote was 3-2, with Toni Iseman and Weiss himself voting against the resolution.
An Arcadia resident is threatening to file a complaint with the local District Attorney or file a lawsuit against the city for violating state open meeting laws.
Michael Harris, a reporter turned councilman whose investigative journalism catalyzed the creation of California’s open records laws, has died. He was 92.