Court of Appeal denies petition to stay judgment voiding appointment of San Bernardino County Supervisor in violation of the Brown Act

On January 8, 2020, the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth District denied a petition for a writ of supersedeas, which sought to stay the judgment pending appeal in Gomez Daly and Inland Empire United v. Board of Supervisors of San Bernardino County, Court of Appeal Case No. E073730 (San Bernardino Superior Court Case No. CIVDS 1833846).  The Superior Court’s judgment, which was issued on September 18, 2019, held that the San Bernardino Board of Supervisors had violated California’s open meetings law, the Ralph M. Brown Act, in filling a vacant seat on the Board, and required the Board to rescind the appointment.  Altshuler Berzon LLP has represented petitioners Inland Empire United and Michael Gomez Daly at all stages of the case, along with co-counsel Rothner, Segall & Greenstone.  The Court of Appeal’s ruling will mean that the Superior Court’s judgment will take effect,  and the improperly-appointed Board member will not be able to continue serving in that capacity, pending the appeal of the Superior Court’s decision.

You can read the Court’s Order here.

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