Former Community Redevelopment Agency Executive Director Lisa Bright wasn’t a “whistle blower” on any illegal or improper action, and wasn’t wrongfully terminated, and so her suit should be thrown out, lawyers for the CRA say.
Bright sued the CRA in March 2011, alleging then-Commissioner José Rodriguez orchestrated her departure partly in retaliation for her “rejecting his sexual advances” and for contacting police after, she said, he manhandled her and shouted at her during a 2008 workshop. The suit also says after Rodriguez was elected mayor in March 2010, he wanted Bright out so he could retain control of the CRA.
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