“Due to the PCPB being named as defendant in a civil rights action case, board and committee meetings may be adjourned until further notice,” Goldyn said. “Check the committee and board pages on our website, www.pcpb.net, to see if adjournments have been posted. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to be back to normal operations soon. We will respond to any emails and/or requests in a timely manner, once we are back to normal operations."
In May, a controversy erupted regarding allegations brought by non-group members accusing two newly-elected board members – Margaret Virissimo and Don Sevrens – of promoting candidate slates in the March elections in opposition to the group’s bylaws.
Sevrens, a retired Union-Tribune reporter, answered the charges against him at the May meeting by announcing he had filed a lawsuit naming the PCPB members as defendants in an alleged violation of First Amendment and civil rights. His lawsuit also challenges provisions in City policy 600-24 governing community planning groups.