HUGHSON &mdash It looks like another rumble at the City Council meeting tonight.
The agenda includes items aimed at City Manager Joe Donabed, City Attorney John Stovall and Councilmen Thom Crowder, Doug Humphreys and Ben Manley.
Up for discussion at the meeting, again moved from City Hall to the larger community center, will be:
• A letter from a community group to the California Attorney General's office seeking the ouster of the three councilmen.
• Exercising the nonrenewal clause in Donabed's contract, a vote requested by Crowder. The contract, which expires in May, automatically renews unless the council gives him 90 days' notice.
• A request from Crowder to accommodate his attendance at meetings through June, while he undergoes surgery on his right knee. Mayor Ramon Bawanan added this item to the agenda after Crowder asked for accommodation a second time. The council denied an earlier request to allow him to participate by phone.
• The possible compromise of personal and city information from a computer breach. Public Works Director David Chase faces felony charges of deleting files on the city's server last year. A staff report from an information technology firm contracted by the city says there's no evidence personal or city information was accessed in the incident.
• In closed session, possible discipline or dismissal of City Attorney Stovall, another decision requested by Crowder. Stovall, who serves under a contract with the Neumiller and Beardslee law firm, has been Hughson's city attorney for about 30 years, Donabed said. Because he is an officer of the city, it's within the council's purview to fire him.
• In closed session, an evaluation of Donabed's performance, requested by Manley and Crowder.
Politics in Hughson have been in upheaval for some time.
In a report issued last month, the Stanislaus County civil grand jury found that Crowder, Humphreys and Manley violated a state public meeting law by conferring on issues over e-mail and plotting to remove Donabed. It found that Crowder violated the state Political Reform Act by trying to influence council decisions pertaining to property near his home and in promising to use political influence while seeking a job.
The grand jury said the three should resign.
The Hughson City Council will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Community-Senior Center, 2307 Fourth St.
Bee staff writer Patty Guerra can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 578-2343.