After repeatedly denying public records requests, the city of Aliso Viejo has agreed in late December to release portions of a study that officials say shows why an agreement with developer Shea Properties and Shea Homes Limited Partnership makes financial sense, according to the O.C. Register.
Cristina Talley, a lawyer working for Best, Best & Krieger, sent an email Dec. 26 notifying the Register’s attorney that the firm will “review … compile and redact” portions of the financial analysis. Talley said the records will be available Dec. 30.
In a letter sent to the Register on Dec. 11, City Attorney Scott Smith said the document wasn’t a public record because the city didn’t retain the financial consultant – the city’s lawyer did. Continue reading