re: City Council Malfeasance

Given the apparent malfeasance on Dec. 28, 2010 (and some subsequent actions), I feel compelled to deliver a letter to our City Attorney. I am posting the text of the letter in its entirety below, in case any one else in the city is inspired to follow suit.

Donna Mooney, Acting City Attorney
Alameda City Hall, Room 280
2263 Santa Clara Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
Dear Ms. Mooney:
It appears from multiple, reliable sources, that our City Council and Mayor have violated the California Brown Act as one of their first acts of city business. To wit, on December 28, 2010 a closed meeting was held that included not only discussions of items not on the public agenda, but an actual vote on these un-published agenda items as well.
The consequence of these illegal activities, resulting in the change of responsibilities of city employees, may very well put the City of Alameda at risk of one or more lawsuits.
It further appears that the Mayor violated the City Charter by placing an administrative assistant to the City Manager on administrative leave.
Our Mayor is a lawyer, and has served on the City Council since 2003. She cannot claim forgiveness due to lack of knowledge of the law. These were clearly acts of malfeasance.
As a tax-paying citizen of California and Alameda, and a 10 year resident of Alameda, I must insist that you perform your duties and immediately investigate, and if necessary, prosecute these scofflaws.
A copy of this letter will also be sent to the Alameda County District Attorney, and the California State Attorney General.