The Santa Ana City Council voted last week to settle a lawsuit concerning a housing project but in doing so may have violated the Brown Act, California’s open meeting law, since the public was not allowed to comment on the settlement.
The council took the vote precipitously to accommodate a council member who had another engagement. Three others on the council could not vote because of a conflict of interest so the council needed to vote while there was a quorum. -db
From The Voice of OC, April 25, 2011, by Adam Elmahrek.