DA: County didn’t break sunshine law | SierraSun.com

DA: County didn’t break sunshine law

Contrary to grand jury allegations, Nevada County did not violate the state’s open meeting law over a new contract for the county administrator, District Attorney Mike Ferguson has concluded.

The 1998-99 civil grand jury had suggested the state’s Brown Act may have been violated by the manner in which a new contract was approved for County Administrator David Brennan.

The supervisors seem to benefit from one of the finer points in the law under Ferguson’s conclusion. A Brown Act violation would have involved the actions taken by a majority of the board, Ferguson said. Since the action in question was taken by a single board member, it is not a Brown Act violation, Ferguson said. Asked if any other violations occurred, Ferguson said, “None that would concern me in my capacity of district attorney.”

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