CALEXICO — City Treasurer Rudolfo Moreno is threatening to sue the City Council here for violations of the Brown Act, the state legislation that governs the conduct of all public agencies.
Moreno claims the City Council has conducted closed-session meetings concerning the feasibility of a potential sale of city-owned land near the New River.
"And that's against the law," he said Thursday.
No, it's not, said City Attorney Michael Rood.
Rood told Moreno during Tuesday's Redevelopment Agency meeting, "Purchases of real property is one of the exceptions to the Brown Act."
A handbook on the Brown Act published by the California Newspaper Publishers Association: "The body must first identify in open session its negotiator(s) (which may include members of the legislative body), the parcel(s) subject to negotiations and person(s) with whom its negotiator will be negotiating," before meeting in closed session.