December 2013 Number 83 Recently enacted Senate Bill (SB) 751 has amended the Brown Act to require
October 2013 Number 76 Prompted by corruption scandals in the cities of Vernon and Bell, Governor Brown signed into law
October 2013 Number 75 When it comes to conflict of interest issues, there are numerous laws to which a public official must adhere.
August 2013 Number 48 In the most recent published case arising out of the aftermath of the dissolution of redevelopment agencies statewide, a court of appeal has ruled in Los Angeles Unified School District v. County of Los Angeles
July 2013 Number 35 In a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion in Shelby County v. Holder, (June 25, 2013 ___ U.S. ___ [2013 WL 3184629]),
June 2013 Number 33 In Freeny v. City of San Buenaventura (June 4, 2013 ___ Cal.App.4th ___ [2013 WL 2421601]), the California Court of Appeal recently held that the California Government Tort Claims Act (Gov. Code, § 800 et seq.) prohibits plaintiffs from suing public employees for day-to-day decisions made on the job.
June 2013 Number 29 In the recent case of San Joaquin Raptor Rescue Center v. County of Merced (May 31, 2013 __Cal.App.4th__ [2013 WL 2378584]), the Court of Appeal held that the Merced County Planning Commission
April 2013 Number 17 Last month, in Smith v. City of San Jose (March 19, 2013, No. 1-09-CV-150427), a Santa Clara County