The settlement conferences with [Magistrate] Judge [Carla M.] Woehrle have been very productive, and based on the most recent settlement conference [on February 2, 2016] and subsequent discussions, parties are hopeful that further settlement discussions over the next two weeks may lead to resolution of many if not all matters in this litigation. The City of Los Angeles in particular has indicated that it needs additional time to consider Plaintiffs’ proposal but that it will be responding shortly.
This is interesting news indeed! It also sounds as if, whatever the plaintiffs’ offer is, the CCEA is happy with it and it’s only the City of LA that needs to think it over. This makes sense given that the City must have to check with many more people before settling than the CCEA. It’s also tangentially interesting because the CCEA is perennially Brown Act challenged1 and I can’t help but wonder how they could know if they will accept a settlement offer without having had a noticed meeting of at least their Executive Committee, let alone the Board of Directors. But that’s a question for another day and a bunch more public records act requests.
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