OPEN MEETINGS -- The Porterville City Council broke the law last week when it voted to
bail out the Exchange Clubs Fourth of July fireworks show with a
$13,000 infusion of cash without alluding to such action on the agenda, a Sacramento-based media lawyer told the Porterville Recorder, the newspaper reported yesterday.
Association, said theres no question about it: Council members ran
afoul of the states open meetings law, the Ralph M. Brown Act, on
April 7. City officials disagree.
The April 7 City Council agenda included an item titled Council
Member Request Status of Exchange Club of Portervilles Annual Fourth
of July Community Fireworks Show. The three-sentence staff report
offered a brief history of the show and noted the cancelation.
No staff recommendations were made.