DA investigating alleged Brown Act violations by Fresno City Council members regarding Granite Park

The DA said this is not the first allegation received about a potential violation of the Brown Act involving Granite Park.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Fresno District Attorney has requested that all future city council votes regarding Granite Park be postponed until the outcome of an investigation is released.

In a letter to the city attorney, District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp stated her office received allegations of a potential violation of the Brown Act. It's alleged that discussions involved most council members concerning decisions on Fresno's Granite Park violated the act.

According to the Brown Act, all meetings of a legislative body of a local agency must be open and public.

The district attorney said this is not the first allegation received about a potential violation of the Brown Act involving Granite Park.

Action News reached out to the city attorney Wednesday night for further but has not yet received a response.

During Thursday's Fresno City Council meeting, the council removed an item from the agenda regarding Granite Park.




Councilmember Esmeralda Soria has excused herself from all discussion and votes regarding Granite Park after previously acknowledging a personal relationship with the park's developer Terance Frazier.

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