The 24-page opinion in the case of the City of San Jose vs. the Superior Court (Smith) also said “…there is no indication the Legislature meant to allow public officials to shield communications about official business simply by directing them through personal accounts.“
A February cyber attack on Orange County Transportation Authority servers resulted in the total shutdown of email, voicemail and numerous other services. Officials kept the attack secret, which could be a violation of the state’s open meetings law.
The Orange County Water District’s Board of Directors has several committees that meet outside of public view. And several of them appear to be doing so illegally, according to open government expert Terry Francke.
City officials didn’t properly notify the public that the city council would be considering a $17,000 performance bonus for City Manager David Cavazos, according to the state’s leading open government expert.
Based on a technicality, the city manager decided not to agendize Mayor Tom Tait’s request to discuss restoring a widely supported council districts map. Tait and his allies say the denial is “outrageous.”
After a year of political tumult, Matthew Fertal abruptly announced his retirement Tuesday. Meanwhile, residents showed up in force to the City Council meeting in protest of a deal for the departed fire chief.