Background: You can read my previous stories on the Skid Row Neighborhood Council formation effort and also see Jason McGahan’s article in the Weekly and Gale Holland’s article in the Times for more mainstream perspectives.
The headline pretty much says it. Here is the email and there’s a transcription after the break. After the essential part, that Estela Lopez sent this email from firstname.lastname@example.org rather than her personal email address, email@example.com, that she had been using previously, the next most important thing is the distribution list. It’s the same bunch of people that Estela Lopez had been emailing since March 20 on behalf of United Downtown LA.
It’s interesting to note, by the way, that, in addition to Estela Lopez herself, the following DLANC board members were on the list:
- Josh Albrektson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Robert Newman (email@example.com)
- Dan Curnow (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Rena Leddy (email@example.com)
- Jacob Douglas Van Horn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This is six of them, which is one short of a Brown Act violation,1 so they dodged that bullet. So is Estela Lopez’s use of her official DLANC email address to send out a United DTLA email a violation of some rule? It’s hard to say. It probably depends on why she used the official email account, and at this late date it’s dubious that there’s any proof of motive.2 So I’m just letting the fact speak for itself.
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