Document(s) published by this organization: 114
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|FCC Radio Licenses: Saving Paper Doesn't Change Notice Requirements|
James R. Hobson; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
November 8, 2014, previously published on October 16, 2014Many municipal governments and special districts, especially public safety departments, hold radio licenses or antenna structure permits from the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC is proposing to save paper and staff time by making the authorizations stored on agency databases...
|FPPC Goes on Offense to Identify and Fine Gift Reporting Failures|
Gary William Schons; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 20, 2014The Fair Political Practices Commission has initiated a proactive approach to auditing and investigating gift reporting failures by government officials, focused on local government entities (most prevalently school districts). This project has resulted in scores of officials being fined and...
|California Takes Significant Strides Toward Design-Build|
A. Haviva Shane, Wendy Y. Wang; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 20, 2014The adoption of Senate Bill 785 signifies strong movement toward authorizing design-build procurement in California at the state and local agency levels. SB 785, effective Jan. 1, repeals several design-build statutes previously adopted by the Legislature for the purpose of testing the...
|California Attorney General Clarifies Oversight Board Member Compensation Rules|
Amit Palta; Best Best Krieger LLP;
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 21, 2014Local entities making appointments to oversight boards are prohibited from compensating the appointee, or reimbursing expenses incurred as a result of the service on the oversight board, the California Attorney General confirmed in an opinion issued last week. However, if the appointee is an...
|State Water Board Releases Draft Safe Drinking Water Plan|
Rebecca Andrews, J.G. Andre Monette; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
October 16, 2014, previously published on October 13, 2014The State Water Resources Control Board released a draft Safe Drinking Water Plan for California. The draft plan assesses the quality of the state's drinking water, identifies specific water quality problems, analyzes known and potential health risks that may be associated with drinking water...
|Legislation Broadening Infrastructure Financing Districts Signed by Gov. Brown|
Sigrid K. Asmundson, T. Brent Hawkins, Seth Merewitz, Jake Vollebregt; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
October 8, 2014, previously published on October 6, 2014Four bills affecting infrastructure financing districts, a funding mechanism for infrastructure and development projects that benefit the broader community, were recently signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. IFDs, created in 1990, have garnered renewed interest after the dissolution of redevelopment in...
|Appeals Court Rules Fingerprint Impressions Are Records Of Arrest That Can Be Sealed and Destroyed|
Tamara Bogosian, Paul A. Cappitelli; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
October 8, 2014, previously published on October 2, 2014Overview: The California Court of Appeal held that fingerprint impressions taken of suspects at the time of their arrest constitute “records of arrest” that can be sealed and destroyed if the suspect is found to be factually innocent under Penal Code section 851.8.
|Governor Signs Legislation Amending California's Water Service Duplication Statute|
Piero (Pedro) C. Dallarda, Kendall H. MacVey, Lucas I. Quass; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
October 8, 2014, previously published on October 3, 2014Assembly Bill 2443, signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown, amends California’s Water Service Duplication Statute to allow for political subdivisions, such as municipalities or county water districts, to provide recycled water service to customers within the service area of privately owned water...
|Court of Appeal Issues Decision Clarifying the Applicability of Prevailing Wage Law to Offsite Fabrication of Materials|
Rebecca Chaparro, Tyree K. Dorward; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
October 7, 2014, previously published on September 30, 2014The California Court of Appeal has ruled that fabrication of materials for a public works project is not subject to California’s prevailing wage law if it occurs at a “permanent, offsite manufacturing facility, the location and existence of which is determined wholly without regard to...
|Governor Signs Two Gun-Related Bills; Vetoes One|
Jordan Ferguson, Dana M. Vessey; Best Best Krieger LLP;
October 7, 2014, previously published on October 1, 2014Gov. Jerry Brown recently took action on three bills of interest to law enforcement. He signed a measure allowing temporary restraining orders to block gun use, approved a bill requiring toy guns to be brightly colored and vetoed legislation that would have required Californians to register...