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A high stakes game the city has little chance of winning.

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A “Closed” Session of the City Council

A “Closed” Session of the City Council will begin at 5:00 PM on January 8 before the regular council meeting. Legal council, A. Patrick Munoz, needs to “conference with the council regarding Potential Litigation.”

Is this one where Rutan & Tucker and the city manager quietly and forcibly push for the green light to bring litigation against the DoF and fight it out in state courts?

Since the city doesn’t have high rating on transparency it could be the night the city manager and A. Patrick Munoz try and get another bite of the apple to sue the state in a  high stakes game the city has little chance of winning.

Government Code Section 54956.9 states closed session may be held for “pending” litigation. The city is calling this “Potential litigation” so that means no litigation is pending.  Why the closed session for this agenda item?

 National Park Drive Street Improvements

The Staff Report for City Council Meetings January 8 indicate that the contract for funding formulas on September 25, 2012 for the construction of Phase II of the National Park Drive Street Improvements is ready to be executed.

While the the City will be required to contributed $250,000 for the project, the fire department will soon face a public safety crises. The city has done nothing to date but kick the can farther down the road.

Btw, that contract was another long-winded contract where, as usual, the city gets the lesser end of the deal.




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Branson Hunter

(This story was posted by Cactus Thorn contributor Branson Hunter)

"The ends do not justify the means." If you use illegal mean to accomplish a legal and even desirable result, the good result does not make the bad means you used justifiable.

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