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Publish Date

LAFCO's Power to Reorganize Special DistrictsSeptember 2013
LAFCO Regulation of Healthcare DistrictsOctober 2012
Disincorporation & Consolidation of CitiesJune 2012
LAFCO’s Role In Regional PlanningApril 2012
New Legislation Requires LAFCos to Plan for Disadvantaged Unincorporated Communities, Creating Unfunded Mandate (SB 244)December 2011
Attorney General Letter re Island AnnexationsFebruary 2011
Commission on Local Governance for the 21st Century – A Look Back(Power Point Slides) September 2006

Finance and Rate-Making

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Testimony Regarding Air BnB Policy IssuesMarch 2015
Local Government Fees: Prop. 26 & Other TopicsApril 2014
Update on Law of Public RevenuesApril 2014
Update on Law of Public RevenuesFebruary 2014
History of Props. 13, 218, and 26April 2013
Rate-Making Under Props. 218 & 26October 2012
Proposition 218 & AssessmentsJune 2012
Historical Overview of Props. 13, 218 and 26March 2012
Proposition 26: New Limitations on Government FeesOctober 2011
Overview of Prop. 26 (Slides)October 2011
Court of Appeal Questions Service AssessmentsAugust 2011
Current Developments Under Proposition 218 Silicon Valley, Assessments, Utility Fees, and More September 2010
Prop. 26: New Supermajority Requirements for Regulatory FeesJuly 2010

Land Use and CEQA

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CEQA Reform ProposalsApril 2013
Amended CEQA Guidelines Clear The Air: Analysis And Mitigation Of Greenhouse Gas EmissionsSeptember 2010
Land Use 101: The Basics of Land Use for the General PractitionerJanuary 2006


Drafting Titles, Summaries and Impartial Analyses for Ballot MeasuresFebruary 2008
Polling Support for Ballot Measures: Amicus Letter to Attorney GeneralOctober 2004

General Municipal

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Meeting Management for Local OfficialsApril 2013
Ethics Issues for Special District Leaders (Power Point slides)September 2005
Ethics Issues for Public Lawyers (Power Point slides)March 2005
Enforcing the Brown Act: Legal Tools for Government in the SunshineJune 2015

Labor and Employment

Motions to See Files on Police Must Meet Specific Criteria Courtesy of Los Angeles Daily Journal November 2005
Employers Need to Refine Investigation Process for Bias, Harassment Courtesy of Daily JournalJanuary 2005
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act: The Privacy RuleAugust 2003

Intellectual Property

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Trademark Issues for Municipal Seals, Logos and FlagsAugust 2007