COUNCIL MEMBERS: WE WON’T SUE TAM
City Council members voted unanimously not to sue Councilwoman Lena Tam over accusations she leaked confidential information to SunCal and the firefighters union and violated the state’s open meetings law by blind-copying Councilwoman Marie Gilmore on e-mails she sent to other council members.
“This was given to the district attorney, the district attorney evaluated it, and rendered a decision. And we need to move on now,” said Councilman Frank Matarrese, who said he would not support pressing a suit against Tam.
Councilwoman Marie Gilmore echoed comments she made Tuesday saying she would not support a suit.
The city’s outside attorney, Michael Colantuono, said District Attorney Nancy O’Malley was mistaken when she declined to pursue a case against Tam or to forward it to a grand jury for her removal, and he said he’s hoping to make O’Malley reconsider. Still, he said it would be too costly to pursue a suit.
More to come.