South Lake Tahoe mayor asks for DA investigation into alleged Brown Act violations

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 16, 2018 / comments

[Claire Cudahy & Ryan Hoffman, Tahoe Daily Tribune]

The city of South Lake Tahoe has taken the first step in kicking off an investigation into alleged violations of the state’s open meeting law made by Councilmember Brooke Laine in an open letter to the community.

On Monday afternoon, South Lake Tahoe Police Department Chief Brian Uhler sent a letter to El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson requesting an investigation into Laine’s claims of Brown Act violations.

“In my experience, those with a sense of civic responsibility routinely report violations of the law to proper authorities as opposed to publicly ‘reporting’ on the internet,” wrote Uhler, referring to Laine’s decision to send her open letter to media outlets. “Since this does not appear to be the case here, ...