Donna Frye v. City of San Diego (2017)
Reason for Suing: Donna Frye sued the City of San Diego after it changed its procedures for approving conflict-of-interest waivers requested by the City’s outside lawyers. Before the change, the requests were approved publicly. After the change, requests are approved publicly as long as six members of the city council do not vote in secret beforehand to keep the request private, in violation of California’s open-meeting law: the Ralph M. Brown Act. Mrs. Frye also sued because the City failed to provide related information requested under the California Public Records Act.
Status: The lawsuit is still pending.
Documents: Superior Court Complaint.