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All Local Agencies Must Adopt Debt Policy Prior to Debt Issuance as of January 1, 2017

As Lozano Smith previously reported, on September 12, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill (SB) 1029, which requires all California public agencies to report annually on any debt sold on or after January 21, 2017.

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Appellate Court Reopens Door for Level 3 Fees

A California court decision has cleared the way for eligible school districts to begin charging Level 3 developer fees to fund new school construction.

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Public Finance Legislative Roundup

October 2016 Number 69 In August and September 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed three Assembly bills and one Senate bill related to public finance, including bills regarding K-14 school districts' general obligation bonds and school district parcel taxes.

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California Supreme Court Refuses to Review Court of Appeal Decision Barring Parcel Tax Challenge Filed after Expiration of Period for Reverse Validation Action

April 2016 Number 22 The California Supreme Court recently denied a petition for review of the Court of Appeal's decision in...

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School Districts and Community Colleges May Not Pay for Pre-Election Services with Bond Proceeds

February 2016 Number 4 In light of a recent Attorney General opinion, school districts and community colleges are advised to examine their contracts

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