so you got the info for this column, including the supposed name of the committee, from the minutes and the op-ed by the Harbor Working Group, which is not part of the committee...ok.
A joint committee performing a task?
From the CA Attorney General's Brown Act pamphlet:
When a legislative body designates less than a quorum of its members that does not constitute a standing committee to meet with representatives of another legislative body to exchange information and report back to their respective bodies, a meeting between the representatives would be exempt from the Act. ...However, if a legislative body designates less than a quorum of its members to meet with representatives of another legislative body to perform a task, such as the making of a recommendation, an advisory committee consisting of the representatives from both bodies would be created. Such a committee would be subject to the open meeting and notice provisions of the Act. (Joiner v. City of Sebastopol (1981) 125 Cal.App.3d 799, 805.)
last paragraph, page 5 at http://ag.ca.gov/publications/2003_Main_Br…
(FYI--pamphlet is in places, Table of contents and intro at http://ag.ca.gov/publications/2003_Intro_B…
This is entirely in keeping with the stealth takeover of the Board of Supervisors. Of course, if you know the names and you know who backs them, you will know what the agenda is.
If you like Brown act violations, go to a Harbor District meeting. Its scary how much goes on behind closed doors around there. Oh yea, guess who is heading the new AHHA committee, yup Mike Wilson.
Marcy, thanks. the Brown Act is a pain in the ass on purpose! I've sat on boards, (small, local) and although I couldn't possibly know all of the rules, one was made very very clear, you must give the public the truth, and you cannot hide in secret meetings, or secret e-mails.
As a board member it may seem like the various individuals are trying to stop you just because they don't like you personally, but their concerns are being voiced because they feel strong enough to challenge the process, a very American idea.
I'm surprised there aren't more comments already posted. maybe you and I are the only ones outside the committee that cares. That would be sad for Humboldt.
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