Santa Clara City Council Preview: Another Special Meeting, Another Discussion of an Interim City Attorney

By Robert Haugh

The City Council has yet another special meeting today with a closed session starting at 1:30 p.m.

The Mission City has been without a City attorney for over six months.  Wow.

The 49er Five fired former City Attorney Brian Doyle without cause in August, 2021. Doyle filed an “intent to sue” document with the City. Numerous sources think he has a good case against Councilmembers Anthony Becker, Raj Chahal, Suds Jain, Karen Hardy and Kevin Park.

Attorneys in other cities are saying that Santa Clara will find it difficult to find a new City Attorney because of the current Council majority’s personalities and style.

Here are other agenda items:

  • Public Employee Appointment — Interim City Attorney
  • Closed session: Conference with Legal Counsel-Existing Litigation — Forty Niners SC Stadium Company LLC, et al., v. Santa Clara Stadium Authority, Superior Court Action No 19CV355432 (filed 9/20/19), and Forty Niners SC Stadium Company LLC, et al., v. Santa Clara Stadium Authority, Demand for Arbitration through JAMS, filed 09/03/2021, consolidated with JAMS No. 110024318
  • Closed session: Conference with Legal Counsel-Existing Litigation Forty Niners Stadium Management Company LLC and Forty Niners SC Stadium Company LLC v. Santa Clara Stadium Authority, et al., Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. 17CV304903 and 19CV355432 (consolidated under lead case 17CV304903)
  • Public Hearing on Action on the Proposed Santa Clara Stadium Authority Fiscal Year 2022/23 Budget, Stadium Operation and Maintenance Plan, and 2022 Marketing Plan

5 comments

  1. Think they will appt an interim atty in time for the rest of the meeting? Just kidding. A ship of fools.

    • Howard, do you hear me laughing? Nothing is off the table at this point. Somewhere on this check list has to be

      96. Find new ways to insult Mayor, Lone City Councilperson, Police Chief.
      97. Remove your head from your “Rear End”
      98. Take a breath
      99. Insert Head into “Rear End”
      100. Target next City Employee who is against “Us”
      101. Lower rent again
      102. Get more dates for concerts and events
      103. Get City to subsidize our Game Day cost again.
      104. Get ($2,500) the City to subsidize our cost for our 11 acre Practice facility.
      105. Suck the life blood out of every living creature who resides in Santa Clara.

      Burt Field

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