April 2014 Special Meeting
According to (Gov. Code Section 11123) (a) all meetings of a state body shall be open and public and all persons shall be permitted to attend any meeting of a state body except as otherwise provided in this article. The Section further states: the portion of the teleconferenced meeting that is required to be open to the public shall be audible to the public at the location specified in the notice of the meeting.
As stated above, the meeting of the Commission will take place at the City of Oakland Public Ethics Commission, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 11th Floor Oakland, CA 94612. However, the following members will attend via teleconference: Vice Chair Eskovitz will participate from 355 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 9007; Commissioner Wynne will participate from the Santa Cruz County Administrative Office, 701 Ocean Street, Room 520, Santa Cruz, CA 95060; Commissioner Wasserman will attend from 505 N Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.
Members of the public can appear at any listed teleconference locations. Agendas will be posted at the teleconference location and the teleconference location will conduct the meetings in a manner that protects the rights of any party or member of the public appearing before the state body (Commission).
1. Call to order and establishment of quorum - Open Session
2. Public Comment
This portion of the meeting is reserved for comment on items not on the agenda. Under the Bagley-Keene Act, the Commission cannot act on items raised during public comment, but may respond briefly to statements made or questions posed; request clarification; or refer the item to staff.
3. Finding pursuant to Government Code section 11125.4(c) relative to holding special meeting on less than 10 days notice
This meeting has been called and noticed pursuant to the special meeting provision of the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act, which allows for a meeting on less than 10 days notice under certain circumstances, including consideration of pending litigation and consideration of issuance of a legal opinion. Based on the immediate need for the Commission to discuss pending litigation and the issuance of a legal opinion, the Commission finds that it would create a substantial hardship to delay this meeting, and so has properly called and noticed this special meeting pursuant to applicable law.
4. Pending Litigation - Closed Session
Pending Litigation (Gov. Code §11126(e)(1)). Deliberation upon:
Administrative Hearing: In the Matter of Bill Berryhill, Tom Berryhill, Bill Berryhill For Assembly - 2008, Berryhill For Assembly 2008, Stanislaus Republican Central Committee (State Acct.), and San Joaquin County Republican Central Committee/Calif. Republican Victory Fund (FPPC No. 10/828).
5. Adjourn - Open Session
Meeting Information: The agenda and related documents are posted on the FPPC website at www.fppc.ca.gov. Materials submitted by the public regarding each agenda item will be made available at the meetingand on the website. For more information about the meeting, contact the Commission Assistant, 428 JStreet, Suite 620, Sacramento, CA, 95814, Tel. (916) 322-5745.
Comments: Written comments on agenda items should be submitted to the Commission no later than 12:00 p.m. the day before the meeting in order to afford the Commissioners adequate time to fully consider the comments. The fax number for comment letters is (916) 322-6440.
Listen by Phone: Members of the public may listen to the meeting by phone by calling (888) 751-0624; access code 723284;
Accessibility: The meeting location is accessible to the disabled. Persons who, due to a disability, need assistance in order to participate in this meeting should, prior to the meeting, contact the Commission Assistant at (916) 322-5745 (voice), (916 322-6440 (fax). TTY/TDD and Speech-to-Speech users may dial 7-1-1 for the California Relay Service to submit comments on an agenda item or to request special accommodations for persons with disabilities. Please allow a reasonable period of time between the request and the meeting date.