SDOG Sues East Village Association for Withholding Public Records

On February 1, 2017, San Diegans for Open Government (SDOG) sued the East Village Association, Inc. (EVA), a non-profit that runs the business improvement district in the East Village neighborhood of downtown San Diego, for not turning over public records.

On January 24, SDOG accused EVA’s board of directors of illegally hiring an interim executive director or interim board liaison in secret on January 20.  SDOG also asked for all communications between EVA board members and the person hired during the secret meeting.  EVA responded by denying the existence of any such communications.

SDOG alleges in its complaint that on January 24 “a person whose initials are B. H. e-mailed members of EVA’s board of directors to thank them for the opportunity to serve them and expressing excitement to begin working for them and appreciation for ‘giving me a chance.'”

You can read the lawsuit here: complaint.