Dunsmuir City Council members named in a lawsuit early this year must respond to the allegations. Chris Raine, Arlis Steele, Diane Dolf and Nick Mitchell have 30 days to file an answer with Siskiyou Superior Court, according to an order issued Dec. 12, 2011 by Judge William Davis.
Davis found no cause of action against the city, which was also named in the suit filed Feb. 2 by plaintiff Peter Arth. The petition charges the defendants with ethics violations under California statutes.
“Because Petitioner has adequately alleged that the individual respondents have engaged in a course of conduct of meetings violative of the Brown Act, and that their statements and behavior reasonably indicate the likely continuation of such course of conduct… the demurrer as to the individual respondents is overruled,” Davis wrote.