Jan 222024
 

https://krcrtv.com/news/local/city-of-redding-may-be-sued-over-alleged-brown-act-violation

 

The following was lifted from Nextdoor and the author is Kathryn McDonald (the same person quoted in the KRCR News Story).

Redding City Council Brown Act Violation:

Some of you are aware that I submitted a “cure and correct” demand to the Redding City Council concerning my belief that Council Members Audette, Winters, and Munns violated California’s Brown Act when they selected Audette and Winters as mayor and vice mayor on December 5. Local station KRCR interviewed me and then posted a written piece to their website on Friday: https://krcrtv.com/news/local/city-of-redding-may-be-sued-over-alleged-brown-act-violation

The posting on their website included my cure and correct demand letter in the pdf link at the bottom of their piece. What they did not post was Audette’s Late Contribution Report from October 2023 in which she identifies herself as mayor of Redding a full two months before she was selected as mayor on December 5. Please note that the KRCR piece includes information about pending litigation that will apparently be on the agenda in closed session prior to the City Council meeting on January 16. I want to make it clear that I did not provide that information to the KRCR reporter nor was I aware of this agenda item. I plan to reiterate my belief that the Brown Act was violated during public comments at the January 16 City Council meeting. It would be helpful if you could also speak to this issue at the Council.


Blogger’s Note: The significance of Tenessa referring to herself as Mayor two months before it became official can not be understated. It shows a pattern suggesting that the votes were lined up well in advance. When you are an amateur at politics and begin to engage in dishonest at best, likely illegal activities, you make elementary mistakes that betray your motives and actions.

This sort of violation of the Brown Act, that mandates all of these sorts of local government actions are done during public and open sessions of the applicable boards, if proven could be a felony. The felony, if proven, is that it appears that Tenessa arranged with two friendly councilmembers to make sure she had the 3-2 majority to be appointed mayor of Redding. Talking to more than one other member of a board about an issue is also a violation of that law. (Unless the board is only three members, then you can’t talk to anyone at all)

Why does this matter? In California, you get a ballot title on the ballot. Three words that describe your occupation or office held. Mayor of Redding is much better than Redding City Councilor.

P.S. We’ve already seen that the interim City Attorney thinks this is a problem for the City.

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  4 Responses to “AD-01 Update: New Details Emerge on the Insider Dealing in Redding. Why Did Tenessa Audette Call Herself Mayor 2 Months Before?”

  1. It’s not a felony, it’s a misdemeanor. And it’s only a misdemeanor when “the member intends to deprive the public of information to which the member knows or has reason to know the public is entitled under this chapter.” The idea that is a crime is laughable.

    The letter is a transparent political stunt by a woman who’s a strong Mezzano supporter.

    https://firstamendmentcoalition.org/2021/01/aa-how-can-we-obtain-criminal-charges-against-our-community-service-district-for-violations-of-the-brown-act/

    Blogger’s Note: Could care less about whomever that person supports – this looks pretty dirty. FYI, I’ve seen felony charges in the past over stuff like this, must be that they charged a conspiracy in addition to the violation.

  2. The felony vs. misdemeanor argument might be more relevant if it wasn’t for the fact that there are three other candidates in the AD01 race, none of whom- to my knowledge- have had any accusations of “insider dealing” leveled against them. If true, this was pretty blatant.

    Blogger’s Note: It is pretty nuts, sometimes prosecuted as a misdemeanor, sometimes a felony. The fact there appears to be a conspiracy over several months does not look good at all

  3. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/arizona-republican-party-chair-resigns-after-kari-lake-recording-is-made-public/ar-BB1hd2U3?ocid=entnewsntp&cvid=e02bcfd57986456aa91e705d0a814834&ei=60

    In short: Arizona Republican Party chair resigns after Kari Lake recording is made public

    Any similarities here? Hmmmmmmmmmm
    Hopefully this isn’t wide spread.

  4. It is widespread. More than we know. Elected and non-elected..

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