No One Can Really Tell The Truth Like John Walsh
(Part Two: LATEST UPDATE)
John Walsh denied General Public Comment on non-agenda items at LA City Council for the first time ever as damage control runs amok in the wake of that gigantic ZUMA DOGG Decision of yours!
THE NEW UN-VOTED UPON FOR THE PAST 20 YEARS 15 MINUTE GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS RULE SET IN PLACE AUTOMATICALLY TODAY BY ACTING COUNCIL PRESIDENT ENGLANDER WAS UNILATERALLY IMPOSED (WITHOUT A CITY COUNCIL VOTE SOLELY IN ENGLANDER’S OWN WORDS: “BY DISCRETION”!) …MEANING THAT ZUMA DOGG WILL NEVER AGAIN BE ABLE TO EXERCISE HIS COURT-SANCTIONED FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT OF FREE SPEECH DURING LA CITY COUNCIL GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS!
THE LA CITY COUNCIL HAS CREATED BLACK LIST. ZUMA DOGG, YOU ARE FIRST ON THE LIST! I’M SECOND ON THE FREE SPEECH BLACK LIST!
HENCEFORTH THE COUNCIL PRESIDENT ACTING UNILATERALLY IS RESTRICTING GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS TOA SCANT 15 MINUTES TOTAL PER COUNCIL MEETING…WITHOUT CONSULTING THE CITY ATTORNEY AS TO THE LEGALITY OF THIS UNPRECEDENTED MOVE!
CURRENTLY GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS LAST ABOUT HALF AN HOUR. THE ELAPSED GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT IS BEING SLASHED BY FEUER AND THE LA. CITY COUNCIL IN DIRECT REACTION TO FEDERAL COURT JUDGE PREGERSON’S DECISION IN FAVOR OF GADFLY ZUMA DOGG”S FREE SPEECH RIGHTS!
So Wesson or Englander henceforth can pluck Zuma DOGG’s public comment on non-agenda items card out of the big pile ,and bury it on the bottom of the filled-out card stack! .Therefore Zuma Dogg never gets to speak unrestricted as to city-related topic during this portion of the Council meeting because the 15 minutes time limit will invariably have expired whenever Zuma Dogg shows up at a City Council meeting!
Council members rudely tried out this foul illegal scheme on Gadfly John Walsh today. Zuma, inform your lawyer what is transpiring and email your attorney this City Attorney complaint letter found below!
I was prevented from sending my Brown Act correspondence complaint directly to City Attorney Feuer because (believe it or not ) the City Attorney does not have a valid email address. The email address furnished by the City Clerk’s office bounced back my Brown Act complaint letter.
There is currently no legally valid way to send a formal complaint to or in any way communicate with City Attorney Mike Feuer through an email address in order to conduct official city business! Believe it or not! That’s what I have been told by the LA City clerk’s office staff!
From: John Walsh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: August 23, 2013, 3:36:53 PM PDT
To: “email@example.com” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Fwd: John Walsh denied General Public Comment for the first time ever as desperate City Council damage control in the wake of the ZUMA DOGG Decision!
From: John Walsh <email@example.com>
Date: August 23, 2013, 3:27:53 PM PDT
To: “firstname.lastname@example.org” <email@example.com>
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 the opportunity today for General Public Comment on Non-Agenda items for the first time ever as damage control in the wake of the still reverberating ZUMA DOGG Federal court decision lopsidedly in his favor! (8-23-13).
Mr. Englander can’t simply ban me from speaking at City Council meetings under General Public Comment on Non-Agenda items by oral proclamation without serious legal and public relations 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 , turning your legal backside an alarmingly deep shade of red! OUCH!
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 TOO GOT CAUGHT SEXUALLY HARASSING A FEMALE SAN DIEGO EMPLOYEE UNDER HIM!
JOHN WALSH WAS DENIED HIS RIGHT TO SPEAK IN PUBLIC AT CITY COUNCIL TO AVOID THE ENSUING DEEP EMBARAASMENT SUCH A PUBLIC DEMAND AS THIS WOULD CREATE DURING A LA CITY COUNCIL MEETING!
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 even started.
I have been called to speak under General Public Comment since 1989 in LA and have stood recognized by the presiding City Council President to address the meeting every single time that I handed in a valid general public speaker card on non-agenda items that fall under the LA City’s jurisdiction! But not today!
The specific Brown Act violation which you are now being formally requested to cure and correct occurred when acting Council President Englander called upon a few other members of the public to speak under General Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items shortly after 11AM; but suddenly without warning declared an end to General Public Comment not having called the John Walsh card…abruptly stating without evidence that 15 minuted had indeed elapsed..and offering no evidence that those who were called to speak under General Public Comment on non-agenda items before I had a chance to be called had in fact submitted their speakerbcards to the Council Police before I submitted my public speaker card to the same Council Police!
Chair Englander invoked all by himself iwith no other Council-Members backing him up a never-before-used small print passage concerning a minimum time restraint in the small print of LA City Council Rules …which in and of itself is in clear violation of a serious Brown Act at the hands of Mr. Englander!
Mike F., do you really want to make Englander’s argument in front of a judge? You’ll be laughed out of Court!
Remember the City Attorney , meaning you , will be headed back to Federal Court in January on a damages claim that will be heard in front of a jury of Mr.Zuma Dogg’s peers!
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 on the big screen for General Public Comment on non-agenda items time period of any length!
The big electronic board time-clock on the Chambers wall 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 is thevEnglander’s violations of the Brown Act are upheld and defended by you, City Attorney Mike Feuer,will be a super-restrictive 15-minute limit on aggregate General Public Comment on non-agenda items that will be steadfastly enforced …but only if Zuma Dogg , 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.Such politician conduct is unlawful!
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 therefore unlawful under the Brown Act!
Don’t you agree,City Attorney Feuer?
A Council staff member agreed 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 , Zuma Dogg’s public 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 TRY TO 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 had just limited 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 in Federal Court!
This is not a threat, City Attorney Feuer. It is a solemn promise!
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