OPEN MEETINGS -- The Sacramento Bee reports that the Lodi City Council's go-ahead for a proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter on December 10 will be rescinded in response to complaints that the session violated California's open-meeting law.
The meeting lasted until after midnight and produced 3-2 approval of an environmental impact report for the Wal-Mart project.
Citizens for Open Government failed that night in a bid to have the meeting delayed so everyone could attend. Last week, the group sent a demand letter declaring the Ralph M. Brown Act had been violated.
Members of the group threatened to file suit if the city failed to remedy the problem.