Under Gov. Code 91003(a), part of the Political Reform Act of 1974, the trial court may award attorney fees to a plaintiff or defendant who prevails.  This decision holds that though the statute does not expressly so provide, to promote the Act’s purpose of encouraging private litigation to enforce the act, the civil rights statutes’ standard allowing the trial court to award attorney fees, in its discretion, to a prevailing defendant only when the court finds the action was objectively without foundation when brought, or the plaintiff continued to litigate after it clearly became so. (Williams v. Chino Valley Independent Fire Dist. (2015) 61 Cal.4th 97, 115.)