Town Council ran afoul of open-meeting law, CNPA attorney says
Original post made on Apr 10, 2011
By Dave Boyce
The Portola Valley Town Council may have jumped into a briar patch on March 23. The council voted unanimously to adjourn to an urgent closed session at the end of its regular meeting so as to discuss 900 Portola Road, the former site of Al's Nursery that was sold recently.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 12:00 AM
on Apr 10, 2011 at 1:48 pm
Thank you for covering a very important story, which was read with real interest by many concerned residents of Portola Valley. It was very well written and raised issues that many of us would not dare address directly with the council. Many of us regularly follow your stories and seek them out in our copies of The Almanac.
This is a very important story and we ask that you please continue to follow it. Many residents of PV have been concerned for quite sometime about actions of the town council and whether adequate input is sought or welcomed by the public.
Many of us are wondering what the next step could be to have this issue of alleged violation of the Brown Act investigated. We look forward with real interest to ongoing coverage.
Thank you again on behalf of more than 100 PV residents and counting!
on Apr 10, 2011 at 5:58 pm
Rigorous enforcement of the Brown Act's requirements for open meetings and permitting public comments is essential and, sadly, has zero priority with the San Mateo District Attorney. Therefore, this responsibility falls to all concerned citizens.
Two very useful resources for concerned citizens are:
on Apr 10, 2011 at 8:09 pm
Peter, Well said.
"sadly, has zero priority with the San Mateo District Attorney. Therefore, this responsibility falls to all concerned citizens"
This is one of the draw backs of not having a competitive election. where the citizens could ask the potential candidates what there position is on enforcing the Brown Act Laws.
28 years and counting of NO enforcement in this county.