Herald resident Laura Keister has filed a civil lawsuit regarding the removal of former Herald Fire Protection District board member Lance Newhall, as well as the use of public money to do so. Although Newhall was reinstated, Keister would like the court to determine whether the board’s original action was illegal and unauthorized.
A summons was issued to elected board members Stephen Stigelmayer, Dennis Johnson and Kevin Austin on Sept. 17, according to Sacramento County online court documents. The Herald Fire Protection District was also named.
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