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Fifth Cause of Action Added to Malibu Township Council Lawsuit against City (Malibu Surfside News)

by Bill Koeneker on April 25, 2013

Malibu Township Council legal counsel Frank Angel filed a first amended petition for writ of mandate and complaint. in court this week.

“The amended pleading is now the operative pleading in court. It adds a new fifth cause of action for a judicial declaration,” said Angel.

The MTC attorney charges the city’s email deletion/destruction policy “allows most emails to be deleted when read [and] is illegal.”

Angel asserts the practice violates the California Public Records Act, a state statute that requires all records of local governments to be kept for at least two years and “violates the basic provision of the California Constitution providing that ‘the people have the right of access to information concerning the conduct of the people’s business and therefore the meetings of public bodies and the writings of public officials and agencies shall be open to public scrutiny.’”


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