Council Member Rogers' Comments 10/17/17
Approximate statements I made during Salida’s October 17th City Council Meeting:
"I have just a few items to discuss tonight and information to share.
First, I have discovered that the August attorney invoice has 23 duplicate matters, identical to the July invoice. Thus, there appears to be an error of almost 19 thousand dollars in the check paid to our attorney. Mayor Lavicchi, I’d like to offer my assistance in correcting that error. I have time in the morning, tomorrow, before 11:00. Would you like me to meet you in your office? When?
Second, I have concluded that — by this time — the City has received the September Conundrum City Attorney invoice report. All previous invoices have been received earlier, in each month, following the work completed. I want to begin reading the September detailed summaries as soon as possible. Mayor LaVicchi, may I schedule time Friday morning say 9:00?
Third, I submitted a CORA request last Thursday morning and picked up the copies I had requested this afternoon. I wanted official invoice detailed summaries for the two matters investigating me — #272 Elected Officials Public Statements — and #313 Council Member Rogers Special Projects.
To prohibit me from sharing the details, Attorney Kahn printed the following restriction on each page: 'privileged and confidential attorney/client communication and work product.' It is my understanding that Attorney/Client privilege refers only to communications between the two parties (ADDED CLARIFICATION: and only to communications that relate to legal advice).'
What is especially peculiar — is a document on Mayor LaVicchi’s campaign website —another detailed summary — #281— from the June attorney invoice —for all the world to read — if they have internet access. I cannot understand why #272 & #313 are privileged and confidential, while #281 is not.
I requested ONLY the documents written about me—I believe that I have the legal and ethical right to share the work that was performed during our city attorney’s investigation of me.