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Oroville City Council Holds Special Meeting

The Oroville City Council is facing conflict amongst its own members.

Posted: Jul 18, 2018 5:57 PM
Updated: Jul 18, 2018 7:14 PM

OROVILLE, Calif. -- The Oroville City Council is facing conflict amongst its own members.

Last week the city council voted to censure Mayor Linda Dahlmeier, a divisive move that is now causing a legal challenge from a resident who wants to become a member of the city council himself.

The censure was approved in a vote of 5 to 1 on July 10th by a majority of council members who accuse Mayor Linda Dahlmeier of creating a hostile environment at City Hall, both in public meetings and with city staff members.

The motion was not on the published agenda, a violation of the Brown Act, according to local activist and city council candidate Bobby O'Reily.

O'Reily delivered a lengthy letter to the city council demanding that they void the censure and apologize for violating the Brown Act.
And now, he's threatening to sue.

"I have been paying very close attention as of late to make sure that what is happening during council meetings are legitimate and upholding the oath they swore to take and they swore to uphold when they took office," said O'Reily.

While Dahlmeier describes O'Reily as a political ally, he told Action News Now his motivation is only to force the council to obey the law, which brings us to Wednesday morning's closed special session.

The public notice of the special closed meeting, issued Tuesday morning, cites only "potential exposure to litigation."

At the conclusion of the closed session, no council member would talk to Action News Now about what was discussed.

There will be a public meeting on Friday at 9 a.m. 

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