By Robert Haugh
Last night, the Santa Clara City Council met in closed session. Afterward, they reported that Councilwoman Karen Hardy will be in charge of finding an attorney to help them.
Before the firing of City Manager Deanna Santana, Assistant City Attorney Su Reuter recommended to the City Council that they hire an attorney. That way they could make sure they acted legally and not put the City at jeopardy.
Santa Clara has been without a City Attorney for over five months since former City Attorney Brian Doyle was dismissed without cause.
But the 49er Four did not listen.
Hardy plus Councilmembers Anthony Becker, Raj Chahal and Kevin Park voted to dismiss Santana without an attorney to help them.
Now they’re looking for one after the fact. Wow.
Hardy has never been involved in a city attorney search before. So it should be interesting to see how she does.
Recently, Hardy took the initiative to push for a resolution to FIFA to support a World Cup bid.
Let’s hope Hardy actually does her homework with the attorney search.