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Legal Updates & Publications
10.24.2014 - AG Opinion Prohibits Cities from Contracting with “Financially Interested” Council Members

Attorney General Issues Opinion Prohibiting Cities from Contracting with "Financially Interested" Council Members On October 16, 2014, the Office of the Attorney

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9.29.2014 - Student Online Personal Information Protection Act Approved by Gov. Brown

On September 29, 2014, the Governor of California approved two education data privacy bills, Senate Bill 1177 and Assembly Bill 1442 (together, the Student Online Personal Information Protection Act (

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6.17.2014 - Judge: California Tenure Laws are Unconstitutional

On June 10, 2014, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu issued a decision in the matter of Vergara v. California. In the landmark decision, Judge Treu declared certain portions of Ca

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4.16.2014 - Public Records Act Does Not Require Disclosure of Communications on Private Devices or Private Email Accounts

On March 27, 2014, the California Court of Appeals ruled the California Public Records Act (the "CPRA") (Gov. Code § 6250 et seq.) does not require the City to disclose communications f

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3.20.2014 - APPELLATE DECISION WON BY AGC INTRODUCED AS ASSEMBLY BILL 2618

California Assembly Speaker John Perez has introduced legislation to clarify requirements in forming property and business improvement districts (PBID's) in California. In the post-Redevelopme

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3.20.2014 - Low-Interest Financing for Recycled Water Projects

This week, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) announced its approval of low-interest financing terms for water recycling projects. Beginning immediately, the State Water B

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3.14.2014 - PUBLIC WORKS ALERT: Is your current contract actually current?

Of no fault of their own, many public agencies are using forms and contract documents that quote repealed statutes.  In 2012, the California Legislature recodified and renumbered provis

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1.18.2014 - Spot Zoning in California Permissible if Facts Support Benefit to Community

On January 13, 2014, the California Court of Appeal decided a case clarifying the issues surrounding "spot zoning" in California. In Foothill Communities Coalition v. Co

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1.8.2013 - U.S. Supreme Court Rules In Favor of L.A. County Flood Control District

On January 8, 2013 the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that Los Angeles County is not liable for transfers of polluted

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11.29.2011 - Sustainability Moves Forward with San Diego Association of Governments' New "Sustainable Communities Strategy"

On October 28, 2011, the San Diego Association of Governments ("SANDAG") took the historic, albeit controversial, step of approving the nation's first co

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