Castaic Lake v. Newhall Co. Water Dist.Annotate this Case
Castaic appealed a judgment dismissing its petition for writ of mandate. In the writ petition, Castaic sought to overturn certain action taken by Newhall on the ground that Newhall failed to comply with the open meeting requirements of the Ralph M. Brown Act, Gov. Code, 54950 et seq. The court affirmed the judgment dismissing the petition, concluding that there was no Brown Act violation by Newhall because the given notice substantially complied with the Act. In this case, although the given notice erroneously cited subdivision (c) of section 54956.9 instead of subdivision (d)(4), it adequately advised the members of the public that on March 14, 2013, the Newhall Board would be meeting with its legal counsel, in closed session, to discuss potential litigation in two cases.