IMPERIAL COUNTY JOINS DEFENDERS OF PROP 8
Yesterday, without prior public notice, the Imperial County Board of Supervisors approved, by a vote of 3-2, intervening in a federal lawsuit in support of Proposition 8.
Instead of providing the public with notice of the agenda, as is normally required, the Supervisors treated the issue as an “emergency” item, according to the Associated Press. [Imperial County now denies that it was treated as an emergency item.] But in their petition to the court, filed only hours later, the record shows that board members had been discussing the issue for weeks.
The ACLU is investigating possible Brown Act violations. Whether or not the Brown Act was violated, the Imperial County Board should have opened the important question to public discussion.
In the meantime, we need you to take action! First, join us in thanking the two supervisors who voted against this misguided course of action. And then demand that all the supervisors put the issue back on the agenda for proper consideration and public input.