A 3-member Los Angeles city council committee was discussing an agenda item when one of the members made reference to a specific matter, using the words, “as we were talking earlier in the week.” There was no committee meeting earlier in the week, and in fact the same item–a proposed ordinance–had last been on the agenda almost six months prior. Would this be sufficient evidence that the member speaking and at least one of the other two members engaged in a Brown Act violation?
Sorry for the delay. Yes, that statement could be evidence of a prior nonpublic meeting if the “we” was directed at all other members of the committee. You might refer this to the District Attorney’s Public Integrity Unit.