Luke v. Sonoma County

Case No.: SCV-261999    

The demurrer of Sonoma County, its Board of Supervisors, its County Counsel and its County Administrator is sustained with leave to amend.

Petitioner George Luke’s petition for writ of mandate is based on events that occurred at the October 3, 2017 public meeting of Sonoma County Board of Supervisors (“the Board”). Petitioner alleges Respondents: (1) violated the Brown Act (Gov. Code, §§54950 et seq.) by denying him the right to fully comment at the meeting; and (2) violated Government Code section 1090 (“Section 1090”) and the Political Reform Act (Gov. Code, §§81000 et seq.) by failing to disclose alleged conflicts of interest and failing to abstain from contracting with Colantuono, Highsmith & Whatley, PC (“CH&W”) to represent the county in defending against petitioner’s pending lawsuit challenging pension increases made in 2003.

Respondents’ unopposed requests for ju........