Andrew J. Morris is a partner in Best Best & Krieger LLP's Municipal Law practice group in the Sacramento office. Mr. Morris serves as city/town attorney for the City of Jackson, Town of Mammoth Lakes, Town of Truckee, and City of Woodland, and general counsel for Alpine Springs County Water District, Beckwourth Fire District, El Dorado County LAFCO, Grizzly Lake Resort Improvement District, Plumas-Eureka Community Services District and Squaw Valley Mutual Water Company.
Since joining Best Best & Krieger in 2003, Mr. Morris has concentrated on land use and planning, telecommunications and right-of-way management, and solid waste and recycling issues. His land use experience includes acquisition and maintenance of open space, park planning, negotiation of complex development agreements, the land use entitlement process, local regulation of land uses, and assistance with preparation and amendment of General Plans.
With respect to telecommunications, Mr. Morris works on behalf of the firm’s clients all over California, advising cities on the deployment of municipal fiber optic networks and wi-fi networks, dealing with development of networks by new service providers, and negotiating agreements for the siting of wireless communications facilities, among other things. Mr. Morris also has extensive experience with utility franchises and with advising public agencies on management of their rights-of-way. Mr. Morris is the firm’s resident solid waste and recycling expert, involved in solid waste franchising, waste disposal issues, AB 939 solid waste diversion compliance, development of construction and demolition waste programs, and other related issues. Mr. Morris received his law degree from the University of California at Los Angeles and received his undergraduate degree (B.A. Politics) from Pomona College in Claremont. Mr. Morris was admitted to practice in California in 2000 and in Nevada in 2001, and is also admitted in various federal courts. Mr. Morris lives in Truckee and enjoys various outdoor activities.