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Bid Threshold For School District Purchases Raised For 2016; Similar Increase For Community Colleges Expected

December 2015 Number 83 According to the California Department of Education Office of Financial Accountability and Information Services, the bid threshold, pursuant to

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New Law Limits Government Searches of Cell Phones and Other Devices

December 2015 Number 82 According to its author, SB 178 was introduced to update existing laws to protect privacy and free speech in the digital age by

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California Supreme Court Extends the Scope of Design Immunity

December 2015 Number 81 In a unanimous decision, the California Supreme Court recently issued a ruling that extends the scope of design immunity for public agencies.

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County Committees May Now Decrease the Governing Board of Small School Districts from Five to Three Members

December 2015 Number 77 Small school districts sometimes have difficulty finding people to fill all seats on a five member board.

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Under the Public Records Act, Local Agencies Are Now Required to Create and Maintain a Catalog of Enterprise Systems

December 2015 Number 78 On October 11, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 272

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New Statutes Affect Local Agency Public Works Projects

November 2015 Number 72 New legislation will impact public works projects for local public agencies, including cities, school districts, and counties.

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Taxpayer Organization Lacks Standing To Bring Conflict Of Interest Lawsuit; Court's Decision Questions Part of Recent Lease-Leaseback Case

November 2015 Number 68 The fourth district court of appeal recently addressed the question of whether taxpayer organizations have standing to sue

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New Bill Overhauls the Design-Build Construction Delivery Method for School Districts

November 2015 Number 71 Although the 'design-build' construction delivery method has been available to California school districts for several

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Appellate Court Rules that a Report Prepared By a Third-Party, Non-Governmental Entity Is a Public Record

October 2015 Number 63 In Pasadena Police Officers Association v. Superior Court (PPOA), (2015) 240 Cal. App. 4th 268, the California Court...

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