Your article Sept. 25 referencing the former Morro Bay City Council raises a lot of questions about the top city staff. As your article noted, they violated the Brown Act in their action.
The additional questions that come up is that both the city administrator and city attorney attend these closed meetings, and it is their duty to ensure that the City Council act in compliance with the Brown Act.
Both should be knowledgeable of whats required in the act, as I would assume it would be in their job description for the position.
Im speaking particularly about the city attorney. He recently put on a course or seminar for the current council as to the Brown Acts requirements under the law.
If, in fact, he was in attendance at the closed session, it would seem that the State Bar Association should conduct an investigation, as your article states that it is a misdemeanor under the law.
Because he was a participant, you would think that the law applies to all the parties involved, particularly the citys legal counsel.
The law is also badly written. How could anybody petition or protest during the 30 to 90 days if they didnt know about what occurred in the meeting?