We have received a complaint alleging a violation of the Ralph M. Brown Act (the Act) by the Huntington Park City Council in regards to the special meeting held on December 23, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. As explained below, we believe that the notice for the special meeting was deficient and did not comply with California Government Code section 54956. Specifically, we find that although the notice was posted slightly more than 24 hours in advance of the meeting, it failed to identify the
business to be transacted or discussed. Accordingly, pursuant to California Government Code
section 54960.1, we request that you cure and correct this violation.
OUCH! The city council resorts to hiding what they want to talk about. At that meeting, the council voted to terminate their contract with HP Tow. The two owners of the company were under FBI investigation, and now under federal indictment for bribery.
On Monday, December 21, 2015, at 10:32 p.m., the Huntington Park City Manager (city manager) sent an e-mail to the Huntington Park City Council members, advising them that "the Mayor has called for a special meeting on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m." No mention was made of the business that
was going to be transacted or discussed at the meeting.
|Corrupt former mayor Karina Macias|
On Tuesday, December 22, 2015, at 8:20 a.m., the city manager authorized the Huntington Park
City Clerk (city clerk) to post the "Notice of Call for the Special Meeting" (notice). The city clerk posted the notice prior to 8:25 a.m. The notice stated, "NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT a
special meeting of the City Council of the City of Huntington Park will be held on Wednesday,
December 23, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers at 6550 Miles Avenue, Huntington Park, CA 90255." No description of the business to be transacted or discussed was included, and no agenda was attached to the notice. At 10:23 a.m. on December 22, 2015, the city
manager authorized the city clerk to publish the agenda. The city clerk then posted the agenda at approximately 10:25 a.m., less than 24 hours prior to the December 23, 2015 City Council meeting.
No agenda, no adeuate announcements. The December 23rd, 2015 meeting was so hastily arranged, that one of the members later commented that they did not what was going on.
I received a phone call from a resident in the city that the meeting was taking place THAT MORNING.
I would have attended the meeting if I had known about it. Apparently, the city council--per the opinion of the Public Integrity Office--that the council provided proper notice (barely a few minutes over 24 hours).
The city council has been trying to hide all kind of collusion and malfeasance. They are getting sloppy, and more people are paying attention and catching them in their failures.
California Government Code section 54956 specifically provides that written notice for a special meeting "shall be received at least 24 hours before the time of the meeting as specified in the notice. The call and notice shall specify the time and place of the special meeting and the business to be transacted or discussed." (Emphasis added.) Accordingly, even though the
notice was posted prior to 8:25 a.m. on December 22, 2015, specifying the time and place of the
special meeting, the notice was deficient in that it failed to include an agenda, or describe the
"business to be transacted or discussed," as required by the Act.
Therefore, pursuant to California Government Code section 54960. I , we are requesting that you cure and correct this violation by providing the public with adequate notice of the items to be
discussed, and allow for public discussion prior to taking action on the items. Additionally, it has come to our attention that you may have already publicly reconsidered item #3 on the Agenda, "Discussion and /or Action on Agreement with HP Tow for Towing and Vehicle Storage Services for the Huntington Park Police Department and the City of Huntington Park. " If this is correct, then no further action need be taken in regards to this item.
More corrections are needed. The four Corruptitos need to be removed from the Huntington Park City Council.
We expect that this letter will assist you to understand and comply with the requirements of the Brown Act, and that no further action by our office will be necessary. Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions. We thank you for your attention to this matter, and for your concern for open government pursuant to the Brown Act.
Los Corruptitos think that they can pick and choose which laws they keep, and which rules of decorum they can follow.
They have failed over and over to keep up with their perverse disregard for the rule of law.
They appointed two illegal aliens to city commissions.
They continue to raise taxes and fees on poor, working class residents.
They hand out no-bid contracts to their friends.
They appointed cronies to city commissions, with no respect for the law-abiding residents of the city.
They need to be removed!