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Corrections to Press Release Regarding the GoFundMe Online Fundraiser

 

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release August 31, 2018
Contact: Bret M. Plumlee – City Manager

On August 23, 2018 the City distributed a press release titled “Mayor Troy D. Edgar Helps the City of Los Alamitos Raise over $28,000 with GoFundMe Online Fundraiser”. Please be advised of the following corrections to that press release.

The press release incorrectly stated that “these donations have paid for all the legal fees that were incurred through July 2018.” Total legal defense costs incurred by the city regarding the California Values Act exceed the GoFundMe donations and should have been reported as totaling $91,185.21 through July 2018 (not including any offset from the GoFundMe account). The total amount of funds collected in the GoFundMe account through July 2018 was $28,500 as was correctly stated in the press release.
The City of Los Alamitos remains the sole beneficiary of the fundraiser and the funds are specifically earmarked for the sole purpose of legal costs relating to the effort. Future funds will be applied towards the City’s legal defense.

For additional information or concerns, please feel free to contact the City Manager’s Office at (562) 431-3538, ext. 201.

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