The City Attorney pleads inanity

Mr. Sullwold’s blog article this morning posted on Alameda Merry Go Round, republished here:

Alameda Merry-Go-Round

The Merry-Go-Round was looking forward to reading the analysis by City Attorney Janet Kern of the potential claims against the City arising from passage of the initiative re-zoning Neptune Pointe to open space.

When Council assigned the task to Ms. Kern at its June 3 meeting, Councilmen Tony Daysog and Stewart Chen, D.C., heartily endorsed the need (stated by a public commenter well known to us) for Ms. Kern to “dive down and dig deep” into the legal issues raised by the initiative.  “You need a report that’s going to tell you what the facts are” relevant to any potential claims, the speaker urged, as well as “what the likelihood is” of those claims being raised at all and ultimately succeeding if they are raised.

Good idea, Jane.  Unfortunately, that’s not what we got.  The “Potential Legal Impacts of the Initiative and Estimated Costs” section in the report released by…

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