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Battle brewing between Oroville City Council members and the mayor

A battle is brewing between two Oroville City Council members and the mayor.

Posted: Apr 15, 2019 5:58 PM
Updated: Jul 9, 2019 11:35 AM

OROVILLE, Calif. - A battle is brewing between two Oroville City Council members and the mayor.

Oroville Mayor Chuck Reynolds removed city council women Janet Goodson and Linda Draper from their committees.

The law firm the women hired sent Reynolds and the city council letters saying what they did could be illegal.

The letters say the mayor is in violation of the Brown Act for not giving prior notice or public discussion.

The council women said they feel discriminated against and sought legal action.

Goodson and Draper have served on the city council for two years and have been on many committees in the past.

Action News Now spoke with Reynolds in late March after the council women first came forward, and he said reasoning stemmed from their performance.

People in the city of Oroville have mixed reactions.

"If council members aren't going to do their job and represent the city I think there's no reason they should ever have a seat at the table," a longtime resident said.

"Diversity is one thing I think when you have city council members they should be divided up proportionally to different committees because that's what they're there for," another resident said.

Reynolds told Action News Now the city is investigating and he had no further comment.

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