The status of the CCS is correct, but the Press was incorrect in reporting that the Act applies to meetings that 1) do not involving all three of the CSD Board members who are on the CCS, or 2) that do not include at least four of the CCS as a whole. Such meetings would be subject to the Brown Act only if they occurred as part of a meeting of the CCS itself. A public records request has been filed concerning the posting and attendance of those CCS meetings.
Because the number of Town directors is temporarily three, the Brown Act provisions would be triggered by the presence of two directors (temporarily a quorum of the CSD itself) at any meeting. In last week’s story, the Press reported that the working meetings of CCS members would include only one member of the CSD board until a full five-member CSD board is in place again. It was because of the temporary reduction in the CSD quorum that the change announced by Tetreault was made, not because of the outside legal opinion.
The Press apologizes for the error.