By Erica Madison
The fact that the District Attorney has decided not to proceed with an investigation into allegations against Lena Tam doesn’t mean that the City Manager and City Attorney did anything wrong, said Mayor Beverly Johnson at the special Alameda City Council meeting on September 9th.
“The Interim City Manager and City Attorney did the right thing”, said Mayor Johnson.
She also made a point of stating that the District Attorney’s decision to not proceed with the investigation doesn’t mean that Councilmember Tam was exonerated.
“Tam has admitted to releasing confidential information. We need to resolve this and move forward. The District Attorney probably won’t reconsider her decision,” said Mayor Johnson.
She also told outraged citizens to direct their complaints about the decision to the Alameda County District Attorney.
The Mayor encouraged people who want Tam removed to participate in the upcoming November election.
“This is not an issue the council can resolve”, said Mayor Johnson.