No One Can Really Tell The Truth Like John Walsh
PART ONE … more to come …
From: John Walsh <email@example.com>
Date: August 23, 2013, 3:36:53 PM PDT
To: “firstname.lastname@example.org” <email@example.com>
Subject: Fwd: John Walsh denied General Public Comment for the first time ever as damage control in the wake of ZUMA DOGG Decision!
(SENT TO KARLA CORTEZ FEUER’S SECRETARY. CITY ATTORNEY FEUER BOUNCES BACK ALL EMAILS SENT BY THE PUBLIC DIRECTLY TO HIS OFFICIAL CITY HALL EMAIL ADDRESS!)
From: John Walsh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: August 23, 2013, 3:27:53 PM PDT
To: “email@example.com” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
John Walsh denied General Public Comment for the first time ever as damage control in the wake of ZUMA DOGG Decision!
BROWN ACT VIOLATION CURE AND CORRECT LETTER:
John Walsh was denied opportunity for General Public Comment for the first time ever as damage control in the wake of ZUMA DOGG Decision. (8-23-13).
Mr. Englander can’t just ban me from speaking at City Council meetings under General Public Comment on Non-Agenda items by oral proclamation without serious repercussions!
May I remind you, Mr. Feuer, we still live under the United States Constitution as the Federal Court sternly reminded you recently by giving LA City Government a harsh judicial spanking in the case of Zuma Dogg Versus Los Angeles City Council!
CURE AND CORRECT LETTER TO CITY ATTORNEY FEUER RE BROWN ACT VIOLATION!
I.E. GADFLY WALSH DENIED RIGHT TO SPEAK TODAY UNDER GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS BECAUSE WESSON AND ENGLANDER KNEW THAT WALSH WAS GOING TO DEMAND THE RESIGNATION OF LOS ANGELES COUNCILMAN JOSE HUIZAR FOR GETTING CAUGHT SEXUALLY HARASSING A FEMALE LA CITY EMPLOYEE UNDER HIM …ON THE SAME DAY THAT SAN DIEGO MAYOR FILNER IS RESIGNING BECAUSE HE GOT CAUGHT SEXUALLY HARASSING A FEMALE SAN DIEGO EMPLOYEE UNDER HIM!
Security Officers will attest to the fact that John Walsh handed in a signed public speaker card marked General Public Comment at or about 9:58 AM 8/23/13…before the Council Meeting started. I have spoken under General Public Comment since 1989 in LA and have been called upon at every meeting by the presiding Council President that I have attended where I handed in such a public speaker card. But not today!
The specific Brown Act violation happened that you are being formally requested to cure and correct when acting Council President Englander called upon other members of the public to speak under General Public Comment shortly after 11AM ,but declared an end to General Public Comment without calling the John Walsh card…abruptly stating without evidence that 15 minuted had elapsed ; and invoking unilaterally a never-before-used small print passage concerning a minimum time restraint in the small print of LA City Council Rules …which itself is in clear violation of the Brown Act committed by Englander! Do you really want to make Englander’s argument in front of a judge? You’ll be laughed out of Court!
Acting President Englander did not state publicly before General Public Comment began that he was making a precedent-shattering personal decision without informing the public or other Council members to limit General Public Comment on City issues not on today’s agenda to 15 minutes!
The big screen time clock was not set for a fifteen minute limit to General Public Comment and has never been set for a General Public Comment on non-agenda items time period of any length!
The big board time-clock is only set when the other Council Members agree with the President to set a public comment limit on a particular agenda item!
I’m told that The un-written Council General Public Comment Rule in effect from now on if Englander’s violations of the Brown Act are upheld and defended by you, Mike Feuer,will be a super-restrictive 15-minute limit on aggregate General public comment on non-agenda items that will be steadfastly enforced only if John Walsh or some other “gadfly” submits a card triggering the City Council speaker to stack the cards placing “gadfly” cards at the bottom of the stack to assure that they will most certainly be denied the right to speak at said meeting under General Public Comment in front of the LA City Council.
Surely the City of Los Angeles is inviting another Brown Act lawsuit if you, City Attorney Feuer, back then- Acting President Englander’s above unilateral decision to short-circuit the Ralph M.Brown Law during today’s Council meeting in the absence of consultation with long -term City Attorney Deputy Dion O’Connell whose shoes were not being adequately filled this morning by a vastly-inexperienced member of your City Attorney team!
This sudden invoking of the never-before used until today obscure Council Rule that time limits the General Public Comment period on non-agenda items to a bare minimum of fifteen minutes collectively is a brazen attempt to muzzle the general public in clear retaliation for the Zuma Dogg Federal Court decision that greatly embarrassed many at City Hall; not you least of all, Mr. City Attorney!
President Englander would be free now and forever to stack the cards putting “gadflies” on the bottom in absence of a time-stamping system establishing calling order!
The public must be called in the chronological order of speaker card submission! Any other system of establishing priority speaking order is unreasonable and therefor unlawful under the Brown Act!
Don’t you agree,City Attorney Feuer?
A Council staff member suggested that the City Council can prevent anyone like me from ever again speaking under General Public Comment on non-agenda items as this new Englander system dictates by simply juggling the submitted cards so that the arbitrary time limit is always reached before there is an opportunity for my speaker card or any other gadfly speaker card to be called…from now on!
ALL PUBLIC SPEAKER CARDS MUST BE TIME-STAMPED AS THEY ARE AT MANY OTHER LEGISLATIVE BODIES AND SPEAKERS CALLED IN STRICT CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER TO PREVENT CONSTITUTIONAL FREE SPEECH VIOLATIONS. I AM CALLING ON YOU TO RENDER SUCH AN OPINION OR WE GO TO TRIAL! WHATEVER HAPPENED TO SIMPLE FAIR PLAY AT CITY HALL!
THERE MUST BE A MAJORITY VOICE VOTE OF CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT BEFORE THE COUNCIL PRESIDENT OR ACTING PRESIDENT CAN CANCEL DECADES-LONG PRECEDENT RELATED TO THE TIME LIMITS OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD BEFORE EVERY LA CITY COUNCIL VOTE . IT’s MANDATED BY BROWN ACT CALIFORNIA STATE LAW.
THE SAME ARROGANCE THAT LED TO YOUR CITY ATTORNEY DEBACLE IN FRONT OF JUDGE PREGERSON IN FEDERAL COURT IS CLEARLY ONCE AGAIN AT PLAY HERE!
THE ACTUAL REASON I WAS DENIED MY RIGHT TO SPEAK UNDER THE BROWN ACT’S GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT PROVISION WAS THAT COUNCIL MEMBERS KNEW FULL WELL THAT I INTENDED TO DEMAND THE RESIGNATION OF JOSE HUIZAR FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF A CITY EMPLOYEE UNDER HIM …ON THE SAME DAY THAT SAN DIEGO MAYOR FILNER WAS RESIGNING FOR GETTING CAUGHT SEXUALLY HARASSING A FEMALE CITY EMPLOYEE UNDER HIM!
IN WHAT ORDER PUBLIC SPEAKERS ARE CALLED AND WHICH PUBLIC SPEAKERS WILL NEVER BE CALLED AGAIN BECAUSE “TIME HAS RUN OUT” MUST BE TAKEN OUT OF THE COUNCIL MEMBERS DISCRETIONARY HANDS BY A SIMPLE DATE AND TIME STAMPING SYSTEM!
Mr, City Attorney Feuer, this is a cure and correct letter.
MAY I REMIND YOU:
The 15 minute minimum time restriction had never heretofore been used by any City Council President and is a clear negative reaction to the Zuma Dog Federal Court decision guaranteeing the First Amendment Freedom of Speech to those addressing the City Council officially!
After calling a handful of General Comment public speakers today,Englander without any input from the rest of the City Council members declared that he was limiting General Public Comment to 15 minutes! And proceeded to the next order of business!
This is the first instance of this never-employed rule being invoked since the adoption by City Council of Basic Council Meeting Rules many, many years ago.
The City Attorney Deputy has refused an oral request and a written request by John Walsh for a public ruling which was handed him by a security officer during the Council meeting in question!
You lost against Zuma Dogg in Federal Court. You will lose again, Mike!
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