James L. Markman of the Law Firm of Richards Watson Gershon
The Water District’s Counsel is Another Bond Lawyer. Imagine that.
On January 17, 2017 a Public Records’ Request was submitted to the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District for: “All communication to/from every member of the BCVWD Board of Directors from October 1, 2016 to Present. Communication should include, but not limited to, emails, texts, letters, notes, and memos.
In the State of California government agencies have 10 days to release public records. The maximum time extension is 14 days.
On February 7, 2017 the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District responded with the following statement:
“District General Counsel has advised that there is now pending in the California Supreme Court a case entitled Smith v. City of San Jose. Squarely at issue in that case is the question of whether materials contained on private devices is subject to disclosure or is exempt from disclosure pursuant to a public records request.”
Smith v. City of San Jose is a liability case, not a public records’ case. Which raises the question; who is this dirty, bottom-feeding lawyer that is the Water District’s General Counsel?
The answer is: James L. Markman from the Law Firm of Richards Watson Gershon.
And who is James L. Markman from the Law Firm of Richards Watson Gershon?
James L. Markman is a Bond Lawyer. Imagine that.
James Markman is the City Attorney for three California Cities; Brea, La Mirada, and Rancho Cucamonga.
But more importantly; Markman is the ‘Counsel to RDA’ for five RDA agencies; Brea, Buena Park, La Mirada, Rancho Cucamonga, and Whittier.
My theory is that if James L. Markman, as the BCVWD Counsel, aides and abets government corruption at the Water District there’s a very good chance that Markman is ‘Lawyer to the Corrupt’ in other government agencies as well.
Let’s see if the other agencies that Markman represents also has something to hide.