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June 4, 2020

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Brown v. Brown

Governor Jerry Brown is no relation to the late Assemblyman Ralph Brown, for whom the Ralph M. Brown Act—which since 1953 as guaranteed the...

Council agenda item on ‘Goals’ falls short of state mandates

One of two agenda items on a special Hollister City Council meeting scheduled for Monday evening is listed as “Goals and Objectives” and could lead officials down a flimsy legal path if they choose to discuss specific topics.

County officials talk topics without agenda listings

Despite no related agenda items listed on two issues—a possible closure of Nash Road near the high school and homeless residents living along the San Benito River bed—county supervisors Tuesday held extended talks on the topics.

Gavilan board responds to criticism over Kinsella’s raise

Gavilan College board president Laura Perry responded in a letter to Assemblyman Luis Alejo to claims by an advocacy group that the Gavilan board should re-agendize its October approval of the president's $42,000 pay hike in light of allegations trustees violated the state open meetings law in their decision.

DA backs claim alleging Gav board violated Brown Act

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office has supported allegations that the Gavilan College board violated Brown Act provisions in October of last year when it increased the president’s pay during closed session, but also confirmed the deadline had passed to invalidate the action.

DA backs claim alleging Gavilan board violated Brown Act

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office has supported allegations that the Gavilan College board violated Brown Act provisions in October of last year when it increased the president’s pay during closed session, but also confirmed the deadline had passed to invalidate the action.

Letter: Selective reporting on the Brown Act

COG's Directors violate the Brown Act's requirements time and again, year after year, even after the taxpayers sued them to stop, and even after we asked the Grand Jury to do something about it, and even after I got the AG's opinion (not a newspaper association's attorney's opinion) that the JPAs (joint power authorities) had to comply with the Brown Act, and even after the VTA's G.M.'s letter was published in your newspaper (in Hollister even though VTA has no legal standing in SBC), but you ignore it and then write about the Gavilan College Trustee's alleged Brown Act violation one time?

Audio: LULAC rep alleges Gavilan board violated Brown Act

In this interview excerpt, hear Aurelio Zuniga from the Hollister LULAC chapter explain the group's allegations that the Gavilan College board violated the state open meetings law when it approved College President Steve Kinsella's $42,000 annual pay hike.

Gavilan president’s $42K pay raise under scrutiny – again

Gavilan College President Steve Kinsella’s $42,000 salary raise is under fire again – though this time it’s because a local Latino advocacy group alleges the Gavilan College board violated the Brown Act in an October meeting when trustees approved increasing his pay from $234,090 to $276,090 by 2015.

Letter: Felonious conduct in public office?

Dear Editor,