Breaking News! Egan Prevails In Court!
Late this afternoon I was advised that Eleanor Egan prevailed in her court case against City Clerk Brenda Green and Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley to have false and misleading language removed from the rebuttal of the argument for Costa Mesa Firsts Smart Growth Initiative. I wrote about it HERE earlier.
TWO-THIRDS OF THE STATEMENT BOUNCED!
According to Egan, the judge ruled that two-thirds of the statements made by signatories Jim Righeimer, Chuck Perry, Chris Bunyan, Julie Fowler and Lee Ramos were either false or misleading. So, 14 of the 21 statements in the rebuttal must be removed. The remaining 7, even though some of them are offensive and stupid, may remain. She signed a Minute Order which will be delivered to Kelley, who must respond by removing the offending statements.
There is no further recourse in this matter. I'm told that it could be appealed, but that it would not affect this election.
Kudos to Eleanor Egan and those who assisted with this strong citizen effort to insure the voters have the truth before them as they make their decison on this very important issue.