By Robert Haugh
There’s been some big and breaking news out of City Hall since we went to press last night.
Yesterday, Councilman Anthony Becker asked for a special meeting. It’s for the purpose of disciplining, dismissing, or releasing a public employee. Wow.
City Hall sources say he wants to fire City Attorney Brian Doyle.
Four council members need to ask for the meeting to make it happen.
Becker was joined today by Councilmen Raj Chahal, Suds Jain, and Kevin Park in calling for a special meeting.
This is the first time this has happened in Santa Clara history.
Sources inside and outside City Hall believe Becker is acting at the request of the 49ers.
Doyle has been a big critic of the 49ers.
Doyle has also led the defense against the numerous lawsuits the team has filed against Santa Clara.
Last April, Jain publicly admitted that the 49ers “would like to see Brian Doyle gone.”
Last year, 49er President Jed York spent $3 million to elect Becker, Jain, and Park. The trio have lost numerous Santa Clara elections. In fact, none of them have won an election on their own.
That’s why community members are calling them “Jed’s Three Million Dollar Men.”
The fourth person to ask for a special meeting is Chahal.
Chahal has been a consistent pro-49er vote.
Chahal has never voted against Jed’s Three Million Dollar Men on a 49er issue.
It will take 4 out of 7 votes to fire Doyle.
This is a developing story. We’ll update when we learn the time of the special meeting.