Next City Council Meeting tentatively scheduled for October 25
The next City Council meeting date has been tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, October 25 at 5 pm. There will be no Council meeting on Tuesday, October 11.
Council meetings are streamed live on the City's website and air on Cox Channel 30 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99.
Today, the council member's Special Appellate Court lawyers, issued this Press Release - so if the council is still seated, why did "they", whoever "they" is, cancel the October 11 council meeting? Is that why the last agenda did not come with the standard "adjournment to" date?
Does anyone see what is going on? The public is being locked our from addressing its government in an election year...
Ring Bender Helps Secure Stay Blocking the Removal of Three Mission Viejo City Council Members from their Seats
October 06, 2022 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
The Appellate Court's Ruling Will Allow the Three Council Members to Keep Their Seats Pending Final Case Disposition
October 6, 2022 - COSTA MESA, California – The California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three, issued an order on Thursday, September 29, 2022, granting an immediate stay from the orders issued by the Orange County Superior Court mandating the removal of three members of the Mission Viejo city council. The appellate court stayed the lower court's ruling that the three City Council members overstayed their terms of office. Although the appellate court's decision does not immediately overturn the lower court's decision, the stay will allow the three members to continue to serve on the council pending a final decision in the coming weeks. (Orange County Superior Court No. 30-2022-01262431; Appellate Case No. G061838)
Ring Bender Partners Patrick "Kit" Bobko, Norman A. Dupont, and Jay A. Tufano represented the City of Mission Viejo and the three council members in the appellate proceedings.
I AM NEW AT THIS. PLEASE BE KIND! ARE THE MEETINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC TO ATTEND? EVER? I SEE IT IS ON TV. THANK YOU TO EACH OF YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY! "IT ISNT EASY BEING GREEN!" ( IF YOU REMEMBER?)
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In a prior press release that bordered on using public resources to promote incumbent candidates, we were told that the “Council Members will continue to faithfully, proactively serve”.
Then why was the October 11 council meeting cancelled?
When words do not match the action, trust the action.
Our City government is NOT following the law, but working around it. It is apparent to me that the Council
Members are ruling by deceit, thereby not only undermining our voting rights but blocking us from addressing our government leaders.