Town to ask Attorney General if Measure A is illegal

Council votes at special meeting
By: Joyia Emard, Loomis News Staff Writer
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The retroactive issues of Measure A, the Loomis term limits initiative passed by voters in November, is going to the state Attorney General. The Loomis Town Council, with council members Miguel Ucovich and Walt Scherer recused, directed staff at a special meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 7 to file a quo warranto lawsuit once the new counsel is seated. According to town attorney David Larsen, the town did this in order to implement Measure A without violating the law. “If permission is obtained, the lawsuit will seek to remove Ucovich and Scherer from office if the retroactive portions of Measure A are found to be legal,” Larsen said. During the meeting, councilmembers Rhonda Morillas and Russ Kelley and Mayor Gary Liss voted to certify the election and seat new council member Sandra Calvert, Ucovich and Scherer at the regularly scheduled Dec. 14 meeting. The council also said a public workshop or meeting would be held in the near future to allow public participation. For the full story see the Dec. 16 issue of the Loomis News.