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