On Election Day, November 7th, Council will finally address the due process issues lurking in Brea’s Municipal Code. If you’re a Constitutionalist, as I am, you’ll want to do your homework on this one. Here are the blogs that lay the foundation for my year long effort to bring our municipal code into conformity with the state and federal Constitutions.
It is my strong opinion that there are some within city hall who are responsible for creating this situation, years ago, that have repeatedly attempted to thwart this matter from reaching Council’s agenda. Information presented to Council thus far appears to have purposely misdirected Council, focusing their attention away from the real due process issues and onto the Council Code of Ethics which is a policy document subject to repeated modification.
The BMC is the law. The BMC needs to be amended to eliminate the threat of violating your Constitutionally guaranteed due process rights.
No amount of obfuscation changes that.
“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” – Aldous Huxley
Update 11/07/17: I have sent Council a compilation of the reviews of other city codes, combining the almost irrelevant list supplied by the City Attorney’s office and the neighboring communities list I provided Council a year ago.
Reading the list, you will be struck by how many of the cities reviewed by the City Attorney have little or no resemblance to Brea. The list was drawn from cities contracting for legal services from RGW, Brea’s City Attorney. Apples to oranges.