Alan Eft’s letter (Feb. 1, 2012) accused City Attorney, Richard Nosky of committing a “flip-flop” for reversing an opinion he gave to a SCPF spokesperson. Mr. Eft’s further allegation that Nosky, may in-fact be unfit for his position in Santa Clara City Government, smacks of political posturing.
A “flip-flop”, is something you wear on your foot. On the other hand, a legal opinion that is reversed after further research and consulting with other legal scholars is called “correcting the record”. That is why our judicial systems has appellate courts and other levels of review. I have never met Richard Nosky but, apparently he is not afraid to correct an error in judgment and that makes him an asset to our fine city.