A Superior Court judge has ruled that the Palos Verdes Peninsula school board twice violated the Brown Act in 2016 during a solar install agreement.
Lawsuits filed against Kern County and Bakersfield officials regarding possible Brown Act violation re: anti-PACE votes
Suits Triggered by Claim of Influential Realtor Lobbyist That She Had Secured Support to Kill PACE Program in Exchange for “Political Cover”. Checks and Balances Project (C&BP), a national investigative watchdog blog, today filed a pair of lawsuits against Bakersfield-area politicians to get to the bottom of their dealings with Realtor lobbyists to kill a popular home improvement financing program.
An investigation into accusations that Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill shared closed session information in violation of the Brown Act determined the accusation was unfounded. However, the report did find that Hill was involved in personnel matters and shared an email from the district’s legal counsel about the personnel issue.
The lawsuits are based on a settlement of various lawsuits from the Save San Onofre Coalition and multiple environmental agencies, which was forged in November 2016. The agreement established an “avoidance area” that ensures no toll road could be built through the San Mateo Watershed and Trestles south of San Clemente.
The Bakersfield Association of Realtors asked Kern County and Bakersfield officials to kill PACE and votes were given before a public hearing was done.
Checks and Balances Project Demands Kern County Board of Supervisors Cure and Correct anti-PACE Program Vote
Checks and Balances Project yesterday demanded answers regarding Brown Act violation evidence between Kern County and Bakersfield Association of Realtors.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California launched a lawsuit this week against the Madera County Board of Supervisors for violating the state’s public meetings law, the Ralph M. Brown Act.
A showdown over control of the health care plan for nearly 800,000 disabled, elderly and low-income Orange County residents intensified Tuesday.
Local contractors questioned whether officials made a deal with realtors that they would kill PACE months before the issue ever discussed in a public forum.
Recently, PACE in Kern County and Bakersfield have faced major opposition by the local Realtors association. They claim it makes homes harder to sell and that PACE will cause a sub-prime crisis so they want to kill PACE to prevent such a crisis.
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