Wednesday afternoon Santa Clara Mayor Lisa Gillmor was served in the widely publicized lawsuit alleging that she failed to fully report her economic interests in Public Property Advisors, Inc. (PPA). A subsidiary of Gary Gillmor & Associates, PPA provides brokerage and property management services to local school districts.
The lawsuit was filed by Santa Clara University Law student Brian Exline, who is represented by the McManis Faulkner Law firm. The firm’s partner James McManis won the landmark 2017 California Supreme Court case ruling that government communications on personal devices are public records.
Gillmor denies that she concealed economic interests and has publically called the lawsuit a “political hit.”