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Camarillo, CA | I’ll See Your Closed Session, And Raise You an Ad Hoc Committee…

Camarillo, CA | I’ll See Your Closed Session, And Raise You  an Ad Hoc Committee…

by Chris Bailey   Camarillo Ventura County California As mentioned in the previous article in this series, Public Access Denied!, closed sessions of public meetings, and closed meetings are valuable tools. Public agencies, municipalities, and public companies need to deal with issues that can not be discussed in public. Once these matters are fully investigated and […]

Camarillo, CA | Public Access Denied!

Camarillo, CA | Public Access Denied!

by Chris Bailey 29 July 2021, Camarillo Ventura County California Closed sessions of a legislative body are exceptions to the Brown Act where agency meetings must be publicly noticed AND open to the public. Only topics specifically authorized under the Brown Act may be discussed in closed session. Regardless of whether a legislative session is […]

City of Camarillo Announced Special Session, Closed Meeting for July 22, 2021 at 8:00AM

City of Camarillo Announced Special Session, Closed Meeting for July 22, 2021 at 8:00AM

by Chris Bailey 21 June 2021, Camarillo Ventura County  The City of Camarillo has announced a Special Meeting Closed Session to be held at 8:00AM  on July 22, 2021. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss initiating a lawsuit.  By California law, city councils must comply with the Brown Act, and have exceptions to […]

Camarillo, CA | City Recognizes A Stellar Employee….

Camarillo, CA | City Recognizes A Stellar Employee….

by Chris Bailey 15 July 2021, Camarillo David Howells, Senior Equipment Mechanic, officially retired and was honored by the City Council with a Retirement Tile. He and his wife Denise came to accept his Tile. David has worked for the city since 1988 when, as Mayor Craven said, ”The City had no money, and the […]

County Votes in Closed Session to Litigate Against Godspeak Church in Newbury Park to Ban Church Services

County Votes in Closed Session to Litigate Against Godspeak Church in Newbury Park to Ban Church Services

By George Miller and Debra Tash In a closed meeting today, with no advance notice to the potential defendants, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors voted to seek restraint against Calvary Godspeak Newbury Park holding in-person services in violation of the state and county orders.  Pastor Rob McCoy has had the church open since Pentecost […]

Ventura County Supervisors Accused of Violating Brown Act During Re-vote on Exclusivity for Developer at Channel Islands Harbor.

Ventura County Supervisors Accused of Violating Brown Act During Re-vote on Exclusivity for Developer at Channel Islands Harbor.

Ventura County, California Harbor and Beach Community Alliance (www.HBCA.info) charges violation of California’s Brown Act, which ensures transparent government processes and public access, during a regular public Board of Supervisors’ meeting June 23. The issue at hand was a proposed nine-month extension of a developer’s Exclusive Right to Negotiate for three valuable land parcels at […]

Public denied any access to “Public” Board of Supervisors Meeting

Public denied any access to “Public” Board of Supervisors Meeting

    By Rod Sterns The Ventura Board of Supervisors met on 5/19/20 for what was supposed to be a ‘public meeting’ while blocking the public from entering the building.  Select privately picked guests were allowed to present.  The public – instead of being able to make comments in person, was allowed to send in […]

Crybaby Superintendent Lists Grievances Against Watchdog Trustee Everett

Crybaby Superintendent Lists Grievances Against Watchdog Trustee Everett

By Nic Rivera In a surreal rant during Tuesday night’s board meeting of the Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD), superintendent Mark McLaughlin continued his pattern of throwing out a smokescreen whenever he is asked tough questions. Instead of just answering the question, his pattern has been to attempt to divert attention away from himself […]

CVUSD Superintendent McLaughlin Violates Brown Act for the 2nd Time

CVUSD Superintendent McLaughlin Violates Brown Act for the 2nd Time

By Nic Rivera The Ventura County District Attorney’s office sent a letter this past week advising Conejo Valley Unified School District leadership of a Brown Act violation arising from board business being conducted illegally in August 2019 by Superintendent Mark McLaughlin and board president Betsy Connolly at a “board retreat.” The letter from the District […]

D.A. Opines Against Aaron Starr’s Brown Act Complaint on Oxnard Mayor Flynn’s Public Comments Restriction

D.A. Opines Against Aaron Starr’s Brown Act Complaint on Oxnard Mayor Flynn’s Public Comments Restriction

By George Miller Ventura County Chief Deputy District Attorney Chuck Hughes rejected a Brown Act complaint lodged by Oxnard Mayoral Candidate Aaron Starr against Mayor Tim Flynn, for denying him the right to publicly comment on comments made by Council Members during the City Reports section of the 10-16-18 City Council meeting. This was done […]

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