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Attorney General Addresses Scope Of Brown Act Exception For Closed Session Discussions About Real Estate Negotiations

On December 27, 2011, the California Attorney General issued an opinion addressing what matters may be discussed in closed session under the Brown Act's exception for real estate negotiations.

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Alameda Court Again Upholds Tiered Rate For Parcel Tax Measure

Backed by voter approval, some school districts levy parcel taxes with tiered-rate, rather than flat-rate, tax structures. Typically, tiered-rate structures have different rates for residential and non-residential use parcels, such as residential rates based on the number of housing units on each parcel, and nonresidential rates based upon the acreage of parcel.

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Contractor's Failure To Observe Change Order Procedures Bars Recovery

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New Legislation Impacts Retention And Payment Terms For Public Works Projects

New Legislation Impacts Retention And Payment Terms For Public Works ProjectOctober 2011 Governor Brown recently signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 293, which contains numerous changes to the law on public works construction contracts, including a requirement that the public entity withhold no more than 5% of the contract price as retention.

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NEW LEGISLATION REQUIRES PROP 39 AUDITS TO BE ANNUALLY REVIEWED BY CITIZENS' OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

NEW LEGISLATION REQUIRES PROP 39 AUDITS TO BE ANNUALLY REVIEWED BY CITIZENS' OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

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Two New Laws May Impact Solar Projects Installed On Publicly Owned Sites

Governor Brown has signed two bills relating to public agency renewable energy projects. Senate Bill (SB) 136 requires the payment of the prevailing wage to workers

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New Department Of Fair Employment And Housing Regulations Change Rules For Filing Claims Of Discrimination

New Department Of Fair Employment And Housing Regulations Change Rules For Filing Claims Of Discrimination New Department Of Fair Employment And Housing Regulations Change Rules For Filing Claims Of x

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Governor Vetoes Proposed Education Bills Regarding Changes To The Open Enrollment Act And The Law On Student Fees

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New Labor Compliance Requirements Set To Take Effect In 2012

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